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Weightlifting

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.

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  • Weightlifting

Weightlifting is a test of pure strength – the oldest and most basic form of physical competition. Early ‘strongman’ contests developed into the modern sport of Weightlifting during the 19th century. Today, the world’s strongest men and women regularly lift more than three times their body weight. They need to combine power, speed, technique, concentration and timing. The aim of Weightlifting is simple – to lift more weight than anyone else. Competitors perform two types of lift – the ‘Snatch’ and the ‘Clean and Jerk’. In the snatch, the bar is lifted from the floor to above the head using one smooth movement. The ‘Clean and Jerk’ is a two-stage action – the bar is brought up to the shoulders before being ‘jerked’ over the head using arm and leg strength. In each case, it must be held at arm’s length above the head for at least two seconds. Lifters are allowed three attempts at every weight.

List of events

  • men

    1. 56KG

    2. 62KG

    3. 69KG

    4. 77KG

    5. 85KG

    6. 94KG

    7. 105KG

    8. +105KG

    9. 54KG

    10. 54 - 59KG

    11. 59 - 64KG

    12. 64 - 70KG

    13. 70 - 76KG

    14. 91 - 99KG

    15. -52KG

    16. -56KG

    17. 56 - 60KG

    18. 67.5 - 75KG

    19. 52KG

    20. 60 - 67.5KG

    21. 75 - 82.5KG

    22. -54KG

    23. 52 - 56KG

  • women

    1. 48KG

    2. 53KG

    3. 58KG

    4. 63KG

    5. 69KG

    6. 75KG

    7. +75KG

    8. 90KG

    9. +90KG

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14.04.2020
Bangkok, Thailand, February 18, 2020: The Asian Weightlifting Federation has announced that the h...
18.02.2020
Rome, Italy, January 28, 2020: Asian Games champion Hidilyn Diaz won three gold medals at the Rom...
29.01.2020
Manila, Philippines, October 29, 2019: The country’s top sports officials are hoping to have a 20...
29.10.2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, October 7, 2019: The Nepal Weightlifting Association has picked a 20-strong squ...
07.10.2019
Tehran, Iran, September 19, 2019: Poupak Basami continued to make waves on the global stage when ...
24.09.2019
Kuwait City, Kuwait, September 22, 2019: Kuwait is looking at hosting the 2021 Asian Weightliftin...
22.09.2019
Pattaya, Thailand, September 17, 2019: The International Weightlifting Federation Congress took p...
18.09.2019

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