Weightlifting - Overview
Weightlifting - Presentation
Weightlifting is a sport that requires you to lift heavy weights gradually. It not only tests an individual's physical prowess, but also their rate of force generation, that is, the ballistic actions of lifting weights in a minimum of time.
This sport has its roots in ancient Egypt and Greek societies, and was first introduced on the international scene in the 19 th century at the Games of Athens in 1896. Its popularity has multiplied since then and it is performed, practiced and has audiences all over the world.
Weightlifters should perform two basic lifts - the snatch and the clean and jerk . The former involves a continuous movement of lifting the weight overhead in an extended arm position, while the latter is a discrete process of lifting the weight overhead.shoulder level, then overhead in an extended arm position.
Weightlifters need to lift heavier, progressing l weights. The score is based on the cumulative weight lifted by a participant after lifting an official weight, which they deem qualified. The top scorer is designated the winner.
In weightlifting, tournaments are organized by the International Weightlifting Federation (IFW). Each country is allowed to have a team of ten men and nine women athletes, but only eight men and seven women are allowed to In fact, in each category only one participant is allowed.
Weightlifting is considered to be one of the most popular competitive sports in the world. Being a strength test game, it has its own fan group. Asian and non-Asian countries participate in the Asian Games in abundance, the Wo rld Weightlifting ChampionshipHilie and the Olympics, which is a testament to its popularity around the world.
Among Asian countries, weightlifting has its craze in countries like China and Kazakhstan, which also top the list of countries with maximum number of medals in international events like the World Weightlifting Championship and Summer Olympics.
Iran, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Uzbekistan, and Iraq have huge support for the game. he weightlifting and these countries have a history of producing champions in this kind of sport.
At the 2014 Asian Games which recently ended in Incheon, South Korea, around 200 athletes from 32 nations competed with maximum participation from China, Kazakhstan and South Korea .
The United States of America has the best players in weightlifting tournaments among non-Asian countries. The success of the ÉtaThis United of America is due to the unremitting efforts of the national governing body, USA Weightlifting (USAW). Events like the National Championship and the US Open are the pinnacle of weightlifting competitions undertaken by USAW.
Being originally from Greece, the sport enjoys huge support in European countries like Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Greece etc. The European Weightlifting Federation recognizes, organizes and facilitates all major weightlifting events in this region.