Weightlifting

Weightlifting never missed a show in the Asian Games since the first Asian Games in New Delhi.

There are two categories in weightlifting, the snatch and 'clean and jerk'. Since 1998, there is a change of class divisions, namely the 7 classes for men and 6 for women.

Men's classes consist of: 56 kg, 62, kg, 69 kg, 77 kg, 85 kg, 94 kg, 105 kg, +105 kg. Women's classes are divided into: 48 kg, 53 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg, and +75 kg. China is the strongest in the Asian Games weightlifting, followed by Iran and South Korea.

Weightlifting is a sport in which participants attempt to make a single lift of a maximum weight of a bar loaded with weight plates.

The two lifts currently competed are the clean and jerk and the snatch.

Weightlifting requires a combination of power, speed, technique, concentration and timing. Super heavyweight lifters normally claim the title of World’s Strongest Man or Woman.

However, kilo per kilo, the lightest weightlifter is often the strongest.

Weightlifting was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1951.

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