Weightlifting identifies the world’s strongest men and women.
Competition to establish who can lift the heaviest weight has been recorded throughout civilization, with the earliest known recordings including those found in Egypt, China and ancient Greece. The first Olympic Games of 1896 included weightlifting in the Field event of the predecessor to today’s track and field or athletics event.
However, it was not until the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia that an official Olympic competition for women was introduced.
|Sathish Sivalingam||Men's −77 kg||10 August|
|Saikhom Mirabai Chanu||Women's −48 kg||6 August|