Weightlifting

Venue Arrival Team Officials Meeting Event Start Date Event End Date Departure
VKN Menon Indoor Stadium 30/01/2015 31/01/2015 01/02/2015 05/02/2015 06/02/2015

Medal Events in Weightlifting(for 35th National Games, Kerala)

 

Sl.NoWeightlifting
1Up to 56 Kg Men
2Up to 62 Kg Men
3Up to 69 Kg Men
4Up to 77 Kg Men
5Up to 85 Kg Men
6Up to 94 Kg Men
7Up to 105 Kg Men
8Over 105 Kg Men
9Up to 48 Kg Women
10Up to 53 Kg Women
11Up to 58 Kg Women
12Up to 63 Kg Women
13Up to 69 Kg Women
14Up to 75 Kg Women
15Over 75 Kg Women

 

 

Weightlifting - 2015 National Games

2011 National Games Medal Tally of Weightlifting

Teams

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Jharkandh

6

1

2

9

Services

2

3

1

6

Manipur

2

1

1

4

Maharashtra

1

2

0

3

Tamil Nadu

1

0

1

2

Karnataka

1

0

1

2

Goa

1

0

0

1

Uttar Pradesh

1

0

0

1

Haryana

0

2

0

2

Madhya Pradesh

0

1

2

3

Andhra Pradesh

0

1

2

3

Assam

0

1

0

1

Bihar

0

1

0

1

Delhi

0

1

0

1

Jammu Kashmir

0

1

0

1

Orissa

0

0

2

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

1

1

 

In Olympic weightlifting, the athlete attempts a maximum-weight-single-lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.

 

There are two competition lifts, the snatch and the clean and jerk respectively. Three attempts to each competitor and the collective total of the two highest successful lifts decides the overall result within a bodyweight category. Men and women have different bodyweight categories. Unless a lifter completes at least one successful snatch and one successful clean and jerk, he fails to total, and gets an "incomplete" entry for the competition. The clean and press category is no longer a competition lift, the complications in judging proper form being the reason that the event was discontinued.

 

History
Even early civilizations of China, ancient Greece and Egypt document how ‘who lifts the heaviest weight’ is set in competition.  But weight-lifting as the modern sport we know today traces its origins to 19th century Europe. 1891 was the year when the first ever champion among males was crowned; noe height-weight categorisations aor women’s competitions existed then.

 

Olympics
Weightlifting has had an uncertain Olympics history. It was a part of Athletics in the 1896 Olympics, not included in the 1900 Olympics, included again under Athletics in 1904, and excluded again in 1908 and 1912. In those days, there were events showcasing lifts with ‘one hand’ and with ‘two hands’.

 

The 1920 Antwerp Olympics saw weightlifting return as an independent event, and there were 14 nations competing for the title involving ‘one hand’, ‘two hands’ and ‘clean and jerk’ in both events.  The 1924 Paris Olympics saw two events added, ‘press’, and ‘snatch’ for two hands and the number of events came up to five, and weight classes were added. The one hand exercises were dropped in 1928 summing the events to three exercises, the clean and press, the snatch and the clean and jerk. The five weight divisions came into play at the 1932 Olympics.

 

The clean and press was discontinued in 1972, and the modern Olympic weightlifting programme now has only the snatch and the clean and jerk.  Sydney Olympics of 2000 saw the women events added.  Now the body mass of the athlete decide the division in which they compete. Since 1998, there have been eight male divisions and seven female divisions.

 

Men's weight classes:

  1. 56 kg (123 lb)
  2. 62 kg (137 lb)
  3. 69 kg (152 lb)
  4. 77 kg (170 lb)
  5. 85 kg (187 lb)
  6. 94 kg (207 lb)
  7. 105 kg (231 lb)
  8. Over 105 kg.

Women's weight classes:

  1. 48 kg (106 lb)
  2. 53 kg (117 lb)
  3. 58 kg (128 lb)
  4. 63 kg (139 lb)
  5. 69 kg (152 lb)
  6. 75 kg (165 lb)
  7. Over 75 kg