Dmitry Klokov, olympic medalist and renowned heavyweight lifter, does something very unusual with his feet in both the snatch and the clean and jerk. In the below picture, he can be seen with his left foot opened slightly outward compared to his right foot, as well as positioned slightly forward.
Even in the snatch he can be seen using similar positioning of the feet:
In all the videos of him lifting, he can be seen using this staggered stance.
We've heard from DPTs that torque is generated from the hips, so the feet should be as straight as possible in squat movements to help induce more rotational torque. For Klokov, this apparently has not worked best for him. As a top tier athlete, I'm sure he has access to some of the best trainers in the world. Wouldn't this be something they would try to condition out of him?
As one of the most flexible lifters I've ever seen, I'm sure it's not a mobility issue. What's the deal? Can anyone explain his foot positioning?