Success And Failure In Weightlifting – London 2012 Olympics

Relive some of the incredible moments in the weightlifting events as competitors experience both success and failure at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Although men’s weightlifting has always been on the programme of the Olympic Games – except for at the 1900, 1908 and 1912 editions — women started to participate only at the 2000 Games in Sydney.

The Olympic weightlifting programme has evolved greatly over time. Today, weightlifters compete in snatch and clean and jerk, and are placed according to their total combined result. From the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, men have competed in eight weight categories and women in seven. This total of 15 events remains unchanged.

Find more about Weightlifting at http://www.olympic.org/weightlifting

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15 Comments

  1. I really don't understand how a 75kg person can hoist 187kg above their head. What are they, ants?

  2. The woman who messed up realized that women can't lift so she did a couple back flips because that's one thing they can do

  3. I find it hilarious that the current Olympic world weightlifting records break all the negative stereotypes about Asians being weak and small, the majority of the world records are Asians. It just goes to prove that racists have no idea how the human body works and spew garbage with their theories.

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