Foreign Physiotherapist and Masseuse required by Indian Weightlifting Federation on urgent basis Circular of submission of athletes names for KITD by 5th October 2018 | Circular of submission of Whereabout Information for Seniors | Submission of Whereabout Information mandatory for participation during 2019 IWF Youth WWC Las Vegas | Prestigious Awards for 2018 declared by MYAS, GOI | New Rules of Whereabout Information submission | Technical Bye-Laws of IWLF amended for Medals distribution | Circular of Youth and Junior Nationals-2018-19 at Nagpur published | Sports Authority of India has come out with a vacancy of Coach for Khelo India | Final team selected for 3rd Youth Olympic Games - Buenos Aires, Argentina | Selection trials for final team selection for Buenos Aires YOG will be held at Patiala on 8th August 2018 | Circular on Couriers and DAKs in the National camps | Circular on no needle policy for National camps and Competitions | Nomination invited by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Award | Assessment camp of Khelo India athletes will be held at SAI, WTC, Aurangabad w.e.f. 25th July to 23rd August 2018 with 80 probables athletes | Gurdeep Singh created new national record in snatch with a lift of 175 kg.. | Gurdeep Singh created new national record in snatch with a lift of 175 kg, Introduction of new body weight categories intimated by International Weightlifting Federation | Ms. JHILLI Dalabehera won Bronze medal during 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent today.. | Newly elected Executive Committee of Indian Weightlifting Federation constituted on 30th October 2017
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History :-

The importance of weightlifting made in one of the prominent games to make a place in first modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens. But the first World Championships was held on 28th March 1891 in London where 9 countries participated with 7 athletes representing them. Modern weightlifting with barbells became popular towards the end of 19th century.

In 1935, the Indian Weightlifting Federation was formed. Shri Bijoy Chand Mahatab of Bordwan as its first President and Shri N.N. Bose, Barristwer-at-Law, was the first honorary Secretary in the same year it got affiliated with Indian Olympic Association and International Weightlifting Federation. In 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Indian weightlifting team participated for the first time. Similarly, in the Asian Games India participated in 1951 held in Delhi and in Commonwealth Games in 1966 at Kingston.

Initially, five body weight categories were established for the Olympic Games. They were Feather Weight (60 kg), Light Weight (67.5 kg), Middle Weight (75 kg), Light Heavy Weight (82.5 kg) and Heavy weight (90 kg) and in 1972 Fly Weight (52 kg) and Super Heavy weight (over 110 kg). A new category (100 kg) was added in the year 1980.

Weightlifting in India is popularly known as lifting. In this game of strength, the participants need to lift heavy weights attached in the steel bars known as barbells.

Indian women weightlifters competed in the World Championships for the first time in 1989 at Manchester although it started in 1987. N. Kunjarani Devi won 3 Silver medals and Laila Polley won 2 bronze medals. Shyamala Shetty and Chhaya Adak also won Silver medals apiece in this Competition.

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