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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.



India aims at becoming Asian weightlifting powerhouse
06 Aug 2019

New Delhi, India, August 6, 2019: India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju believes his country has the potential to become an Asian powerhouse in weightlifting and has called on the athletes to target medals in the sport at.....

Iranian Olympic medallist Parviz Jalayer passes away
09 Jul 2019

Tehran, Iran, July 9, 2019: Former Iran Olympic weightlifter Parviz Jalayer passed away last Saturday at the age of 80, reports the Tehran Times.

Jalayer competed at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won a silver medal .....