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Person lifting weight above their head


Weightlifting requires athletes to display raw strength, determination and speed to lift huge weights over their head. Each competitor is given three attempts in the snatch and three attempts in the clean and jerk. The athlete’s best performance out of their three attempts will be added together to determine their placing in the competition.

Weightlifting Medal Events

Men's Events Women's Events
Up to 56kg Up to 48kg
Up to 62kg Up to 53kg
Up to 69kg Up to 58kg
Up to 77kg Up to 63kg
Up to 85kg Up to 69kg
Up to 94kg Up to 75kg
Up to 105kg Up to 90kg
Over 105kg Over 90kg

As of 30 October 2016.