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Derrick Johnson Sets New US Snatch Record

The 136-pounder, aka "The King of American Weightlifting," lays claim to his throne with this 268-pound snatch.

March 2014 | Declan O'Kelly
Derrick Johnson Sets New US Snatch Record

Derrick Johnson had a weekend to remember when he set a new American record for the snatch. Johnson, who competes in the 136-pound division, set the new mark of 268 pounds at the 2014 Hassle Free Open & Invitational in Foster City, CA, on March 9.

We found this video of the record attempt from Johnson's Instagram account (4derrick) with the following message: "New American record with 122kg! 'Ahhhh new record baby, let's go.' Close your eyes and fly #phxrises."

Johnson who also goes by the moniker "The King of American Weightlifting" describes himself as follows on his YouTube channel: "Derrick Johnson is a national champion, international team member, and an international coach for USA Weightlifting. He has produced national champions, team titles, world team members, and an Olympian."

This YouTube super slow motion takes you through Johnson's move in pretty intricate detail:

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