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A sport in which competitors lift heavy weights in two events: the snatch and the clean and jerk.
A form of exercise in which weights are lifted.
Olympic weightlifting, also called Olympic-style weightlifting, or weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Bodyweight categories are different for women and men. A lifter who fails to complete at least one successful snatch and one successful clean and jerk also fails to total, and therefore receives an "incomplete" entry for the competition. The clean and press was once a competition lift, but was discontinued due to difficulties in judging proper form. In comparison with other strength sports, which test limit strength, Olympic weightlifting tests aspects of human ballistic limits and are therefore executed faster—and with more mobility and a greater range of motion during their execution - than other lifts. Properly executed, the snatch and the clean and jerk are both dynamic and explosive while appearing graceful, especially when viewed from a recording at a slowed speed.
A type of athletic sport where each competitor lifts a barbell with different weight categories according to defined competition rules.
Weightlifting is an olympic sport enjoyed by men and women.Submitted by MaryC on September 10, 2015
The numerical value of weightlifting in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of weightlifting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- halterofíliaCatalan, Valencian
- άρση βαρώνGreek
- musculation, haltérophilieFrench
- 重量挙げ, ウエイトリフティングJapanese
- 力道, 역도Korean
- кревање теговиMacedonian
- vektlyfting, vektløftingNorwegian Nynorsk
- podnoszenie ciężarówPolish
- levantamento de pesoPortuguese
- halterofilie, ridicare de greutăți, solicitare mușchiularăRomanian
- поднятие тяжестей, тяжёлая атлетикаRussian
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