• Weightlifting

    Weightlifting has ancient origins. It featured at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

A LONG HISTORY
As a means to measure strength and power, weightlifting was practised both by ancient Egyptian and Greek societies. It developed as an international sport primarily in the 19th century and is one of the few sports to have featured at the 1896 Athens Games.

POWER STRUGGLE
At the beginning of the century, Austria, Germany and France were the most successful nations. However in the 1950s, the Soviet Union’s weightlifters rose to prominence and stayed there until the 1990s when China, Turkey, Greece and Iran catapulted to the lead. In the women’s field, China has been dominant since the very beginning.

  • Federation

    Title:
    Weightlilfting Federation of Turkmenistan

    E-mail:
    weightliftingtm@mail.ru

    President: 
    Berdiniyaz Matiyev 

  • Quick Facts

    • Weightlifting, especially multi-joint movements like squats and lunges, counteracts the effects of spending long hours hunched over a computer or behind a steering wheel.
    • Weightlifting helps prevent osteoporosis. We lose muscle and bone mass as we age, and that’s especially true for women, who are more prone to the condition.
    • In each weight division, lifters compete in both the snatch and clean and jerk

Weightlifting

Weightlifting has ancient origins. It featured at the first modern olympic games in athens in 1896.
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