Olympic weightlifting

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Olympic-style weightlifting, or Olympic weightlifting, often simply referred to as weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic program in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.wikipedia
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Weightlifting at the Summer Olympics

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Olympic-style weightlifting, or Olympic weightlifting, often simply referred to as weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic program in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.
Weightlifting has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics, as well as twice before then.

Snatch (weightlifting)

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The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk.
The snatch is the first of two lifts contested in the sport of weightlifting (also known as Olympic weightlifting) followed by the clean and jerk.

Clean and jerk

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The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk.
Of the several variants of the lift, the most common is the Olympic clean and jerk, which, with the snatch, is contested in Olympic weightlifting events.

International Weightlifting Federation

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The sport is controlled by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), headquartered in Budapest, is the international governing body for the sport of Olympic weightlifting.

Clean and press

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The clean and press was once a competition lift, but was discontinued due to difficulties in judging proper form.
The clean and press is a variation of the overhead press weight training exercise and was part of the sport of weightlifting in the Olympics until 1972, when it was removed due to difficulties in judging proper technique.

Deadlift

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The lifts performed in the sport of weightlifting, and in particular their component lifts (e.g. squats, deadlifts, cleans), are commonly used by elite athletes in other sports to train for both explosive and functional strength.
In order to prevent the bar from rolling out of the hands, some lifters have been known to use an Olympic weightlifting technique known as the hook grip.

Launceston Elliot

The winner of the 'one hand' competition in 1896 was Launceston Elliot, while the winner of the 'two hands' event was Viggo Jensen of Denmark.
Launceston Elliot (9 June 1874 – 8 August 1930) was a Scottish weightlifter, and the first British Olympic champion.

Sinclair Coefficients

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The award is based on a formula which employs the "Sinclair Coefficient", a coefficient derived and approved by the sport's world governing body and which allows for differences in both gender and bodyweight.
The Sinclair Coefficients are a method to compare different weight classes in Olympic weightlifting.

Karyn Marshall

As early as 1986, there were official world championships awarded to women weightlifters such as Karyn Marshall and Judy Glenney.
She also set 60 American and world records in women's weightlifting and in 1985 became the first woman in history to clean and jerk over 300 lb, which she did with a lift of 303 lb.

Viggo Jensen

The winner of the 'one hand' competition in 1896 was Launceston Elliot, while the winner of the 'two hands' event was Viggo Jensen of Denmark.
Alexander Viggo Jensen (22 June 1874 – 2 November 1930) was a Danish weightlifter, shooter, gymnast, and athlete.

Judy Glenney

As early as 1986, there were official world championships awarded to women weightlifters such as Karyn Marshall and Judy Glenney.
She is noted for her influence as a pioneer in women's weightlifting.

Human body weight

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Athletes compete in a division determined by their body mass.
Participants in sports such as boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, rowing, judo, Olympic weightlifting, and powerlifting are classified according to their body weight, measured in units of mass such as pounds or kilograms.

Squat (exercise)

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The lifts performed in the sport of weightlifting, and in particular their component lifts (e.g. squats, deadlifts, cleans), are commonly used by elite athletes in other sports to train for both explosive and functional strength.
Other equipment used can include a weight lifting belt to support the torso and boards to wedge beneath the ankles to improve stability and allow a deeper squat (weightlifting shoes also have wooden wedges built into the sole to achieve the same effect).

Hook grip

A taped thumb not only lessens the risk of calluses, it reduces the pain associated with the hook grip.
In Olympic weightlifting, the hook grip is a method of holding a barbell by gripping the thumb between the barbell and the remaining fingers.

Powerlifting

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As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves the athlete attempting a maximal weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.

Lasha Talakhadze

Lasha Talakhadze (ლაშა ტალახაძე; born 2 October 1993) is a Georgian weightlifter, Olympic Champion, four time World Champion, and four time European Champion competing in the super-heavyweight category (105 kg + until 2018 and 109 kg + starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories).

Weight plate

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Olympic weightlifting uses a steel bar (also known as a barbell) with larger-diameter rotating sleeves on either end, holding rubber-coated weight plates of different weights.
These are used for Olympic weightlifting, a category of movements that involve lifting a barbell high overhead, then letting it fall.

Barbell

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Olympic-style weightlifting, or Olympic weightlifting, often simply referred to as weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic program in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. Olympic weightlifting uses a steel bar (also known as a barbell) with larger-diameter rotating sleeves on either end, holding rubber-coated weight plates of different weights.
A barbell is a piece of exercise equipment used in weight training, bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting, consisting of a long bar, usually with weights attached at each end.

Olympic Games

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During the 1900 Olympic Games, there was no weightlifting event.