held it's first championships in the 1970s and continues to grow
are about 30 other lifts classed as "odd
lifts", or all-around lifts, that are less well known.
These odd lifts, banished from major competition, still attract
many fans around the world.
The tension created by weightlifting (both emotion and physical) by trained athletes has also created the kind of drama and excitement that has elevated Olympic weightlifting into one of the most popularly-watched events at the Olympic summer games.
Just up ahead, check out a world of weightlifting on the Web for more information on the sport, as well as tips for getting started and learning from the pros ....
Lifting & Weight Training - Facts and information
for novice and experienced weightlifters, including glossary of
terms, FAQ, feature articles, event calendar, and an extensive
directory of related resources.
WOW! Olympic Weightlifting on the Web - And
a lot more, with one-stop browsing for facts, records and data
on U.S., Canadian, and European weightlifting, plus additional
resources related to training, safety, tips, routines, equipment
& video guides.
- Rules, forums and lots of other information primarily focused
on USA teams and weight lifters. Check the picture section for
some nice shots showing form and strength.