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Anatomy Of a Weightlifter: What are their Biggest Strengths?

Ukraine's star Olympian Dmytro Chuma reveals his explosive power and immensely balanced leg, arm, and grip strength in weightlifting.

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What's So Great About Olympic Weightlifting?

Dane Miller has dedicated his life to training elite athletes. Over the years, he has used several training methods to improve the sports performance of his athletes. Time and time again, he has come to one conclusion.

Olympic Weightlifting improves sports performance better than any other form of lifting. Watch and learn why you should be applying Olympic Weightlifting to your training.

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Pound for Pound - Strongest Weightlifters in Olympic history | Top Moments

Enjoy watching the Top 10 strongest weightlifters in Olympic history! Weightlifting is a very traditional Olympic sport. Its two competition lifts in order are the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The Snatch is a wide-grip, one-move lift. The Clean and Jerk is a close-grip, two-move lift. 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. These athletes have competed in different Bodyweight categories. All of them were the strongest of their category and were able to lift multiple times their Bodyweight. Which one is the strongest Weightlifter for you? Let us know in the comments.

10) Jang Mi-Ran (KOR): Bejing 2008 ????
9) Hossein Rezazadeh (IRI): Sydney 2000 ????
8) Lydia Valentin (SPA): London 2012 ????
7) Rim Jong-Sim (PRK): London 2012 ????
6) Chen Yanqing (CHN): Bejing 2008 ????
5) Akakios Kakiasvili (GRE): Barcelona 1992 ????
4) Pyrros Dimas (GRE): Atlanta 1996 ????
3) Oscar Figueroa (COL): Rio 2016 ????
2) Long Qingquan (CHN): Rio 2016 ????
1) Naim Süleymanoglu (TUR): Seoul 1988 ????

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Rio Replay: Men's +105kg Weightlifting Final

Lasha Talakhadze wins gold for Georgia in the men's weightlifting +150kg final in Rio 2016.

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Hidilyn Diaz wins the silver! | Women's 53kg Weightlifting | Olympic Games Rio 2016 | TV5

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Most Decorated Olympic Weightlifter - Pyrros Dimas | Olympic Records

Look back on the spectacular career of Greece's Pyrros Dimas, the Olympic Games most decorated weightlifter with an amazing 1 bronze and 3 gold medals.

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Hidilyn Diaz bags her first SEA Games gold | 2019 SEA Games

Hidilyn Diaz emerged on top of the podium of the SEA Games for the first time, winning the GOLD MEDAL in the 55kg. women's category for weightlifting.

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Thai weightlifter sets Olympic Record in Women's 58kg Weightlifting

Thailand's Sukanya Srisurat sets a new Olympic Record and wins gold in her first Olympic Games by lifting 110kg.

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Lasha TALAKHADZE - WORLD RECORDS - 2018 IWF World Championships

Snatch 212 / 217 kg - C&J 252 / 257 kg - Total 462 / 469 / 474 kg WORLD RECORDS
2018 IWF World Championships - Saturday, 10 November 2018 - Ashgabat (TKM)


Snatch 218 kg - Clean & Jerk 260 kg - Total 478 kg WORLD RECORDS
2019 EWF European Weightlifting Championships Batumi, Georgia, 2019.04.13
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Gold for retiring 62kg Colombian weightlifter

Colombian Oscar Albiero Figueroa Mosquera wins gold in his final competition.

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Women 81kg - 2018 Weightlifting World Championships

2018 IWF World Championships - Thursday, 08 November 2018 - Ashgabat (TKM)

Result Women 81kg

1. VALENTIN PEREZ Lidia - ESP - A - 249 - (113 - 136)
2. NAUMAVA Darya - BLR - A - 245 - (108 - 137)
3. SALAZAR ARCE Tamara Yajaira - ECU - A - 242 - (105 - 137)
4. ARTHUR Jenny Lyvette - USA - A - 241 - (106 - 135)
5. CHIRINOS LEON Dayana Aracelis - VEN - A - 231 - (100 - 131)
6. DEKHA Iryna - UKR - A - 226 - (103 - 123)
7. TORRES WONG Anacarmen - MEX - A - 226 - (96 - 130)
8. GARZA GARZA Alejandra - MEX - A - 225 - (98 - 127)
9. MESHITKHANOVA Raushan - KAZ - B - 223 - (108 - 115)
10. MUN Minhee - KOR - A - 223 - (100 - 123)
11. KHAIPANDUNG Siriyakorn - THA - A - 221 - (101 - 120)
12. VANBELLINGHEN Anna Marie-J A M - BEL - B - 220 - (98 - 122)
13. TOYCHYYEVA Aysoltan - TKM - B - 219 - (98 - 121)
14. JABBOROVA Tursunoy - UZB - A - 218 - (99 - 119)

Torokhtiy Relives His Olympic Gold Medal

Few people are fortunate enough to win an Olympic gold medal. Fewer still didn't expect to win it.

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China's Shi lifts to Men's 69kg gold

Zhiyong Shi wins gold for China in the Men's 69kg Weightlifting final by lifting 7kg more than his competitors in the clean and jerk round.

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Weightlifting - 77kg - Men's Group A | London 2012 Olympic Games

WL13 - Men - 77kg Group A - Weightlifting - 01 August 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games

Full replay of the Men's 77kg Weightlifting competition from London 2012.

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Weightlifting Failure & Success - Moscow 1980 Olympics

A look back at some of the success and failure stories from the weightlifting events at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.

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Much of the focus leading up to the weightlifting tournament at the 1980 Olympic Games was on an injury to Russian legend Vassily Alekseyev.

The scene was set for the 353-pound giant from Ryazan to make it an unprecedented hat-trick of gold medals in the super heavyweight category after record-breaking triumphs in Munich and Montreal.

However an injury originally picked up just before the 1978 world championships in Pennsylvania restricted his chances and he was eliminated in the early stages.

Russian lifters dominated, however, with five of the 10 gold medals on offer taken by the home contingent.

Kanybek Osmanaliyev and Viktor Mazin took the honours in the now defunct flyweight and featherweight divisions, the former winning by the slenderest of margins on lower bodyweight.

Yet it was two Bulgarians who set the competition alight at the Izmailovo Sports Palace.

First Yanko Rusev took the lightweight gold with a new Olympic and world record, his overall total of 342.5kgs including a world record jerk of 195kgs putting him streets ahead of the field.

Team-mate Assen Zlatev then followed suit in the middleweight category to take gold with 360kgs and then achieved a jerk world record of 205.5kgs after the competition had been completed.

Home fans had something to cheer about once more when Yurik Vardanian crushed the opposition in the light heavyweight field, winning by an unprecedented 27.5kgs with a winning total of 400kgs, a score which would have won him gold in the first and middle heavyweight classes.

Belarus-born Leonid Taranenko took the heavyweight gold for Russia, and 12 years later was to gain a silver for the unified team at the Barcelona Games at super-heavyweight level.

With Alekseyev bowing out in the early stages, Sultan Rakhmanov proved a worthy successor by jerking an eye-watering 245kgs to lift gold by a healthy margin in the super heavyweight.

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How to Master the Snatch in Olympic Weightlifting | Olympians' Tips

Two-times youth and four-times junior world champion CJ Cummings helps you to find the perfect snatch position in Olympic Weightlifting!

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1) Have a hook grip
2) Have a wide grip
3) Back flat and chest up
4) Keep the bar in close

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Matthias Steiner Shares his Emotional Beijing 2008 Weightlifting Gold | Olympic Rewind

Germany's Matthias Steiner won Olympic weightlifting gold at the 2008 Beijing summer games, but just a year previously he almost quit the sport completely. The German had a very different reason to most athletes for the emotional outpour that Olympic victory sparks.

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REBEKKA KOHA - Olympic Weightlifting Training / Road to Tokyo 2020

Rebeka Koha - training compilation Latvian female weightlifter.
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The Pocket Hercules Süleymanoğlu Breaks Weightlifting World Record - Seoul 1988 Olympics

Weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu made his Olympic debut at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. He was quickly nicknamed The Pocket Hercules for the combination of his short stature (1.47m or 4ft10in) and incredible display of strength.

Born in Bulgaria to Turkish parents, Süleymanoğlu obtained Turkish citizenship in 1986 and was now representing Turkey in the weightlifting competition at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.

The Pocket Hercules lifted 190.0kg in the clean and jerk; and 152.5kg in the snatch, reaching a total of 342.5kg. This result gave him both the Olympic gold medal and new world record, by an impressive 30kg.

Naim Süleymanoğlu would still be back at the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 to win two more Olympic gold medals and have his final Summer Games at Sydney 2000.

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