Weightlifting at the Olympics 2021 Online Streaming Free

The forerunner of weightlifting was the lifting of heavy stones in contests of strength, a feat practised throughout the ancient world. Weightlifting as an organised sport also has a long history and was included in the programme at the very first modern Olympic Games, Athens 1896.

In the snatch, the bar is lifted from the floor to above the head in one movement. By contrast, the clean and jerk is a two-stage action — the bar is first brought up to the chest before being jerked over the head.

Athletes compete by performing each of these lifts three times and adding together the highest weight lifted in each.

Event Programme

  • 61kg (Men)
  • 67kg (Men)
  • 73kg (Men)
  • 81kg (Men)
  • 96kg (Men)
  • 109kg (Men)
  • +109kg (Men)
  • 49kg (Women)
  • 55kg (Women)
  • 59kg (Women)
  • 64kg (Women)
  • 76kg (Women)
  • 87kg (Women)
  • +87kg (Women)

Force of body and mind

Weightlifting may seem a simple sport, but it demands supreme physical and mental control. Lifting more than twice his/her bodyweight from the floor to above the head is not just about mobilising every muscle in the body. To achieve this feat of explosive power requires absolute focus, superb technique and a fighting spirit.

Weightlifting History Tokyo 2020 Games

There were eight bodyweight categories for men and seven for women at the Rio 2016 Games. On 1 November 2018, the IWF introduced 10 new bodyweight categories for men and women, and at Tokyo 2020 each gender will compete in seven of those ten bodyweight categories.

Throughout Olympic history, the People’s Republic of China and the former Soviet Union countries have been most successful in weightlifting. Chinese weightlifters won four consecutive gold medals in the men’s 69kg category from Athens 2004 through to Rio 2016, and China’s women have won 14 of 35 gold medals since Sydney 2000.

Athletes from other Asian countries, as well as those from Europe, are always contenders. At the Rio 2016 Games, and aged just 22, Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia completed a snatch of 215kg and a clean and jerk of 258kg in the men’s heaviest bodyweight category (men’s +105kg) to take the gold medal with a world record total of 473kg.

Among women, Lidia Valentin Perez of Spain added to her Olympic medal collection in the women’s 75kg category (Beijing 2008: silver, London 2012: gold, Rio 2016: bronze) and is expected to collect another one in Tokyo 2020.

Weightlifting Schedule – Tokyo Olympics 2021

Date and Time: Sat 24 July 9:50 – 12:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 49 kg Group B

Date and Time: Sat 24 July 13:50 – 16:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 49 kg Group A
  • Women’s 49 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Sun 25 July 11:50 – 14:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 61 kg Group B and Men’s 67 kg Group B

Date and Time: Sun 25 July 15:50 – 18:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 61 kg Group A
  • Men’s 61 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Sun 25 July 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 67 kg Group A
  • Men’s 67 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Mon 26 July 13:50 – 16:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 55 kg Group B

Date and Time: Mon 26 July 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 55 kg Group A
  • Women’s 55 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Tue 27 July 11:50 – 14:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 59 kg Group B and Women’s 64 kg Group B

Date and Time: Tue 27 July 15:50 – 18:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 59 kg Group A
  • Women’s 59 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Tue 27 July 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 64 kg Group A
  • Women’s 64 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Wed 28 July 13:50 – 16:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 73 kg Group B

Date and Time: Wed 28 July 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 73 kg Group A
  • Men’s 73 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Sat 31 July 11:50 – 14:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 81 kg Group B and Men’s 96 kg Group B

Date and Time: Sat 31 July 15:50 – 18:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 81 kg Group A
  • Men’s 81 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Sat 31 July 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 96 kg Group A
  • Men’s 96 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 13:50 – 16:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 76 kg Group B

Date and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 76 kg Group A
  • Women’s 76 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Mon 2 Aug. 11:50 – 14:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 87 kg Group B and Women’s +87 kg Group B

Date and Time: Mon 2 Aug. 15:50 – 18:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s 87 kg Group A
  • Women’s 87 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Mon 2 Aug. 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Women’s +87 kg Group A
  • Women’s +87 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Tue 3 Aug. 13:50 – 16:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 109 kg Group B

Date and Time: Tue 3 Aug. 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s 109 kg Group A
  • Men’s 109 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Wed 4 Aug. 13:50 – 16:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s +109 kg Group B

Date and Time: Wed 4 Aug. 19:50 – 22:00

Venues: Tokyo International Forum

  • Men’s +109 kg Group A
  • Men’s +109 kg Victory Ceremony