Weightlifting - Variants


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In weightlifting, lifters participate in different categories, in accordance with their body weights. Three age groups are recognised by the IWF to distribute their activities, namely −

  • Youth − up to and including 17 years of age.

  • Junior − up to and including 20 years of age

  • Senior − beyond 20 years.

There are eight categories for men and junior men −

  • 56 kg
  • 62 kg
  • 69 kg
  • 77 kg
  • 85 kg
  • 94 kg
  • 105 kg
  • 105 kg

There are seven categories for women and junior women −

  • 48 kg
  • 53 kg
  • 58 kg
  • 63 kg
  • 69 kg
  • 75 kg
  • +75 kg

There are eight categories for youth men (boys) −

  • 50 kg
  • 56 kg
  • 62 kg
  • 69 kg
  • 77 kg
  • 85 kg
  • 94 kg
  • +94 kg

There are seven categories for youth women (girls) −

  • 44 kg
  • 48 kg
  • 53 kg
  • 58 kg
  • 63 kg
  • 69 kg
  • +69 kg

All these events must take place in sequence and in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the IWF.



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