What are the weight classes for Olympic weightlifting?
Olympic weightlifting competition format at Tokyo 2020 There are seven weightlifting competition classes each for men and women. The men’s weight classes are 61 kg, 67 kg, 73 kg, 81 kg, 96 kg, 109 kg and over 109 kg, while the women compete in 49 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 64 kg, 76 kg, 87 kg and above 87 kg.
How much did Naim Süleymanoğlu lift?
With flag-waving Turks cheering him in the wrestling auditorium in Seoul, Suleymanoglu (pronounced soo-lay-MAHN-oo-loo) won his first Olympic gold medal. In the snatch — in which competitors raise the barbell overhead in a single continuous motion — Suleymanoglu lifted 336 pounds on his third and final attempt.
Did Naim Süleymanoğlu use steroids?
Liver failure has been tied to use of anabolic steroids and other PEDs, but Suleymanoglu never was implicated in any doping during his career.
Where was the Olympic weightlifting held in 2012?
ExCel Exhibition Centre Weightlifting competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were held from 28 July to 7 August in the ExCeL venue. Fifteen gold medals were awarded and 260 athletes took part (156 men and 104 women).
How much weight did women lift in the Olympics?
Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics Men Women 56 kg 48 kg 62 kg 53 kg 69 kg 58 kg 77 kg 63 kg
Who was disqualified from weightlifting at the 2012 Olympics?
The results of the 2012 Olympic weightlifting competition have been significantly revised after doping was uncovered through retests of samples from these Games. Men’s 56 kg Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2019 after testing positive for steroids.
When is the next Olympics for weight lifting?
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games coming in the summer of 2021, competitors across every division will be vying for a spot on the podium, a weightlifting world record, or both. As with every Olympic cycle previously, lifters are likely to take their shots at record-breaking performances.