The Weightlifting competition at the Islamic Solidarity Games will undoubtedly draw a lot of interest across the 5 days of competition for the sport. In Weightlifting here are two types of lifts - the Snatch, which requires speed, balance, and flexibility; and the Clean and Jerk, which demands more power.
Athletes are categorized by weight with eight categories for men and eight for women. Weightlifting will be held at Weightlifting Arena. Weightlifting featured at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
At modern weightlifting, participants compete in snatch and clean and jerk, and are placed according to their total combined result. From the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, men have competed in eight weight categories and women in seven.
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