Weightlifting – 2016 Rio Olympics

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Updated: June 15, 2016
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Weightlifting

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Weightlifting

A combination of brute strength and refined technique, weightlifting has been part of almost every Olympic Games since the first modern Games. Despite being a seemingly simple event, the two uprisings -cargada one- and two-times-follow very precise and technical routines. Know the steps and the different weights while you take a look at the bar and weight plates, which prove to be as important as the other competitors to the lifter faces. [AdSense-A]

Olympic weightlifting it is known as weight-lifting, which is to build a giant bar having at each of its ends, weight plates, weight varies depending on the strength of the competitor. This set of bar and weight discs are called “barbells”, hence its name.

This sport has two forms of competition, which are the “start” and “two-stroke or clean and jerk”. The call start, is to lift the weight bar without interrupting the uprising, which means that when you raise the dumbbell, bring immediately overhead. Not the other method known as two times, which has the same goal, to lift the barbell until it is placed on the head. But unlike the “boot” in this if a break, which involves lifting the bar is allowed and shoulder height to leave her resting on his chin, of course, later to recover a second wind and lift up over the head.

While it is true this sport was developed in Europe during the nineteenth century, it is said that in earlier times were history.

Meanwhile the World Weightlifting Federation, federation responsible for regulating the sport, was founded in 1905. The weightlifters as an Olympic sport, participated in Athens 1896, Saint Louis 1904 and disappear in 1908, of course only for a few years, and in the Olympic Games in Antwerp in 1920 he rejoined. Meanwhile the women was not considered in the Olympics until 2000.

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Weightlifting has been part of almost every Olympic Games since the first modern Games
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