Smash your weightlifting goals with these top TPW™ picks.
1896 – Weightlifting was one of the few sports to feature in the 1896 Athens Games.
1988 – Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey won all 3 events with a 342kg total and broke all 3 world records for the 60kg class.
2000 – Women began to compete in Olympic Weightlifting at Sydney Games.
2008 – Liu Chunhong won all 3 Olympic Weightlifting events at Beijing, along with breaking all 3 world records for the 69kg weight category.
2008 – 2012 – Illya Illyin of Khazakhstan won both Clean & Jerk and the Total and broke both world records for the 94kg category in the London Olympics.