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February 15

Weightlifting: From The Past To The Present

HISTORY

Weightlifting has antiquated starting points. It was highlighted at the primary present-day Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

A long history

As a way to quantify strength and force, weightlifting was drilled both by antiquated Egyptian and Greek social orders. It was created as a worldwide game basically in the nineteenth century and is one of only a handful few games to have highlighted at the 1896 Athens Games.

Force Struggle

Toward the start of the century, Austria, Germany, and France were the best countries. Anyway, during the 1950s, the Soviet Union’s weightlifters rose to noticeable quality and remained there until the 1990s when China, Turkey, Greece, and Iran slung to the lead. In the ladies’ field, China has been predominant since the absolute starting point.

Olympic History

Even though men’s weightlifting has consistently been on the program of the Olympic Games – aside from 1900, 1908, and 1912 versions – ladies began to partake just at the 2000 Games in Sydney.

The Olympic weightlifting program has advanced enormously after some time. Today, weightlifters contend in a grab and quick lift and are set by their absolute joined outcome. From the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, men have contended in eight weight classifications and ladies in seven. This absolute of 15 occasions stays unaltered.

Incredible Champions

Turkey’s and Halil Mutlu have each won three gold awards, similar to Greece’s Pyrros Dimas and Kakhi Kakhiasvilis. Hungarian weightlifter Imre Földi and Germany’s Ronnie Weller and Ingo Steinhöfel hold an uncommon record: they partook in the Olympic Games multiple times. In ladies’ weightlifting, China’s Chen Yanqing has won two gold decorations.

Weightlifting has been available at 23 releases of the Games and has set on the platform champions from 32 diverse National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

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