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Weightlifting is a sport in which participants attempt to make a single lift of a maximum weight of a bar loaded with weight plates.

The two lifts currently competed are the clean and jerk and the snatch.

Weightlifting requires a combination of power, speed, technique, concentration and timing. Super heavyweight lifters normally claim the title of World’s Strongest Man or Woman.

However, kilo per kilo, the lightest weightlifter is often the strongest.

Weightlifting was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1951.



Basami first Iranian woman at Weightlifting World Championships
24 Sep 2019

Tehran, Iran, September 19, 2019: Poupak Basami continued to make waves on the global stage when she became the first Iranian woman to compete at the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships.


Kuwait keen to host 2021 Asian Weightlifting Championships
22 Sep 2019

Kuwait City, Kuwait, September 22, 2019: Kuwait is looking at hosting the 2021 Asian Weightlifting Championships.

An official request was made by Talal Rasheed Al-Jassar, President of the Kuwait Boxing and Weightlift.....