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Weightlifting - History เธ›เธฃเธฐเธงเธฑเธ?เธด เธขเธเธ™เน‰เธณเธซเธ™เธฑเธ

 Weightlifter cheering A weightlifter celebrating a successful lift

Weightlifting was one of the few sports - as well as athletics, swimming, gymnastics and fencing - to feature in the sports programme for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Since then, weightlifting has been a mainstay of the Olympic Games programme, although it was dropped in 1900, 1908 and 1912. The first World Championships were staged in London in 1891, with seven athletes from six countries competing.

In 1905, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) was founded and is now based in Budapest. Today, the IWF consists of almost 170 affiliated nations, with approximately 10,000 weightlifters participating annually in official competitions.

Weightlifting has been an Asian Games event since the inaugural games in New Delhi, India in 1951.The 74th Men's and 17th Women's World Championships in 2005, took place in Doha, Qatar.

 
 

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