The weightlifting competition at the Islamic Solidarity Games will undoubtedly draw a lot of interest across the five days of competition. There are two types of of lifts - the Snatch, which requires speed, balance, and flexibility; and the Clean and Jerk, which demands more power. Modern weightlifting, participants compete in both Snatch and Clean and Jerk, and are placed according to their total combined result.
Athletes are categorised by weight with eight categories for men and seven for women. The competitions will be held at the Weightlifting Arena.