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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.



Philippine weightlifter Diaz asks for more financial help in pursuit of Tokyo 2020 gold
07 Jun 2019

Manila, Philippines, June 6, 2019: Rio Olympics silver medallist Hidilyn Diaz has asked for more financial help as she bids to win the Philippines its first Olympic gold medal.

On Monday, weightlifter Diaz took to so.....

Thai weightlifting leaders visit IWF HQ
15 Jan 2019

Budapest, Hungary, January 14, 2019: Maj. Gen. Intarat Yodbangtoey, First Vice President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), and Mrs. Boossaba Yodbangtoey, General Secretary of the Asian Weightlifting Fe.....