Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games

Weightlifting is one of the core commonwealth games sports, and has been part of the Games since 1950. Since 2002, there have been powerlifting events for disabled athletes.

Competition

Sixteen gold medals are on offer for men’s and women’s competition across 15 divisions. The Weightlifting contest takes place under the rules of the International Weightlifting Federation.

Weightlifting medal ceremony at the XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane (image: Queensland State Archives) Weightlifting medal ceremony at the XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane (image: Queensland State Archives)

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