Weightlifting is one of the most popular power games played all over the wolrld and this power game is in the high choice of the organizers of the all major international comepetition. International toutnaments which have earned fabulous reputation like Olympic Games, Asiad, Commonwealth and many have included this game in their event list. Olympic Competition
was one of the most national occasions in the ancient Greece. Olympic Games was not only important as a sports event in the ancient Greece but it was also a religious event as the sports and games were performed in the Olympic Games to satsify the gods and godesses.
Acquring power and preserve the power for the service of gods and also of the nation was one of the guiding philosophy of the ancient Olympic Games. Modern Olympic Games was much inspired by the idea and philosophy of the Ancient Olympic Games. Acquiring strength and constructive power are the major aims of any modern nation. The participant nations of the modern Olympic Games also show their respective power and strength by taking part in the weightlifting events in Olympic Comepetition.
Weightlifting Events in Olympic Competition
was in the event list of the Olympic Games from the very beginning of this most popular and most important international tournament of sports and games of the most time. The first Olympic of the modern time Athens Olympic was held in the year 1896. The organizers of this tourrnament included all the popular sports and games in the menu list of the sports and games of the tournament. The events of weightlifting were there in the list of events of the first Olympic Games. But interestingly in the next 3 Olympic Games the events of weightlifting were excluded from the game list of the tournaments. But after the Olympic Games of the year 1912 the events of weightlifting was never excluded from the list of sports and games of the Olympic Games. Since the year 1916 Weightlifting Events have been enjoying the status of a seperate tournament in Olympic Competition. The weightlifting events in Olympic Competition are also very popular and these events also get significant media attention by both print media and by the audio-visual media.
However, women weightlifters did not take part in the Olympic Games before the year 2000.
In the Sydney Olympic, 2000 the women weightlifters partcipated in the weightlifting events in Olympic Competition. After the Sydney Olympic of 2000 women`s weightlifting games in Olympic competition were never excluded from the game list of the Olympic Games. The organizers of Olympic Games included the women`s weightliftimng events in Olympic competition considering the increase of the women participants in this power sports. The heaviest event among the women weightlifting events in Olympic competition is +75 Kg event where as the heaviest event among the men`s weightlifting events in Olympic competition is +105Kg. These two weightlifting events in Olympic competition are regarded as the two most important events of weightlifting repectively for the women and the men.