|Governing Body:||International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)|
Weightlifting, as the name suggests, is a sport in which athletes lift a barbell loaded with weight plates. They are allowed three attempts at any one weight and after each successful lift, the weight is increased. The winner is the one who lifts the heaviest weight. The two main techniques of weightlifting are: the "snatch" and the "clean and jerk". This sport has its roots in the early civilizations of Egypt while the modern sport of weightlifting was originated in the 19th century in Europe. Powerlifting is governed by International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
To lift the heaviest weight possible according to their body weight to win the competition.
In this sport, male and female athletes compete individually in different bodyweight categories. There are eight male divisions (56kg, 62 kg, 69kg, 77kg, 85kg, 94kg, 105kg and above 105kg) and seven female divisions (48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, 90kg and above 90kg).
She is a retired weightlifter from India who after winning a bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics became the first Indian woman to secure an Olympic medal.
He is a four-time World Champion weightlifter from Kazakhstan who has also won gold medals at the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games.