Olympic Weightlifting in other Languages

The sport we know as weightlifting is not necessarily called by the same name around the world. Here are the names for weightlifting in many of the languages of the world. The names are taken from the Wikipedia page for weightlifting in each of these languages. You will notice that many of the names appear to be phonetic spelling of weightlifting in the other languages.

Name by Language

Language Name for the sport of weightlifting
Adyghe ХьылъэIэт
Afrikaans Gewigoptel
Arabic رفع أثقال
Aragonese Halterofilia
Armenian Ծանրամարտ
Asturian Halterofilia
Azerbaijani Ağır atletika
Bashkir Ауыр атлетика
Basque Halterofilia
Belarusian Цяжкая атлетыка
Belarusian Цяжкая атлетыка
Bengali ভারোত্তোলন
Bosnian Dizanje tegova
Bulgarian Вдигане на тежести
Cantonese 奧運舉重
Catalan Halterofília
Chinese 举重
Croatian Dizanje utega
Czech Vzpírání
Danish Vægtløftning
Dutch Gewichtheffen
Egyptian Arabic رفع أثقال
English Olympic weightlifting
Esperanto Halterlevado
Estonian Tõstesport
Finnish Painonnosto
French Haltérophilie
Galician Halterofilia
German Gewichtheben
Greek Άρση βαρών
Haitian Altewofili
Hebrew הרמת משקולות
Hindi भारोत्तोलन
Hungarian Súlyemelés
Icelandic Ólympískar lyftingar
Indonesian Angkat besi
Italian Sollevamento pesi
Japanese 重量挙げ
Javanese Angkat wesi
Karakalpak Awir atletika
Kazakh Ауыр атлетика
Korean 역도
Kyrgyz Оор атлетика
Latvian Svarcelšana
Lithuanian Sunkioji atletika
Malay Angkat berat
Malayalam ഭാരോദ്വഹനം
Marathi भारोत्तोलन
Mongolian Хүндийн өргөлт
Nepali भारोत्तोलन
Norwegian Vektløfting
Norwegian Vektløfting
Occitan Alterofilia
Persian وزنه‌برداری
Polish Podnoszenie ciężarów
Portuguese Halterofilismo
Romanian Haltere
Russian Тяжёлая атлетика
Sanskrit भारोत्तोलनक्रीडा
Serbian Дизање тегова
Serbo-Croatian Dizanje utega
Slovak Vzpieranie
Southern Azerbaijani هالتر
Spanish Halterofilia
Swahili Kunyanyua vyuma
Swedish Tyngdlyftning
Tajik Вазнбардорӣ
Tamil பாரம் தூக்குதல்
Tatar Авыр атлетика
Thai ยกน้ำหนัก
Turkish Halter
Turkmen Agyr atletika
Ukrainian Важка атлетика
Uzbek Ogʻir atletika
Vietnamese Cử tạ
Welsh Codi pwysau Olympaidd

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