As a basic athletic activity and a natural means to measure strength and power, the lifting of weights was present in both ancient the Egyptian and Greek societies. Boosting its international importance chiefly in the 19th Century, weightlifting was among those few sports featured in the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896. Weight categories: Men’s competitions are divided into eight body-weight categories (upper limits given): 56 kg (123 pounds), 62 kg (137 pounds), 69 kg (152 pounds), 77 kg (170 pounds), 85 kg (187 pounds), 94 kg (207 pounds), 105 kg (231 pounds), and more than 105 kg. For women there are seven weight divisions: 48 kg (106 pounds), 53 kg (117 pounds), 58 kg (128 pounds), 63 kg (139 pounds), 69 kg (152 pounds), 75 kg (165 pounds), and more than 75 kg.

How to Play

Weightlifting competition involves the lifters to attempt two lifts-namely the snatch and the clean and the jerk. The winners are usually decided on the maximum magnitude of weight lifted in each lift and in overall which includes the combination of both the lifts.

In weightlifting, two lifts with the help of both the hands must be executed in the sequence mentioned below −

The Snatch
The Clean and the Jerk

For each lift a participant is allowed a maximum of three turns.

Additional Details 

Officials

WEIGHTLIFTING DEV. PROG. 2019 - 2020



Sports Associations Details

President

Name

Mr. Nalaka Hewamadduma

Telephone

072 - 2777229


Vice Presidents

Name

Cmdr.T.N.S. PERERA

K. CHAMATH SILVA

W. H. P. AMARANGA

H. Y. S. W. Rupasena

Telephone

071 - 8507915

077 - 3638583

077 - 7439806

076 - 4306794


General Secretary

Name

G. Nishanthan

Telephone

077 - 8797285


Assistant Secretary

Name

Mr. W.Ajith Thamel

Telephone

077 - 3436701


Treasurer

Name

Mr.A.Z.M.Azry,

Telephone

077 - 7891287


Assistant Treasurer


Name

K A KUMARADASA,

Telephone

077 - 7800975


Email

Srilankawf@yhoo.com