Tokyo Olympic Weightlifting Schedule 2021

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The competition will take place from 24 July – 4 August 2021.

All times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC +9 hours).

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Sat 24 July9:50 – 12:00Women’s 49 kg Group B
13:50 – 16:00Women’s 49 kg Group A
13:50 – 16:00Women’s 49 kg Victory Ceremony
Sun 25 July11:50 – 14:00Men’s 61 kg Group B and Men’s 67 kg Group B
15:50 – 18:00Men’s 61 kg Group A
15:50 – 18:00Men’s 61 kg Victory Ceremony
19:50 – 22:00Men’s 67 kg Group A
19:50 – 22:00Men’s 67 kg Victory Ceremony
Mon 26 July13:50 – 16:00Women’s 55 kg Group B
19:50 – 22:00Women’s 55 kg Group A
19:50 – 22:00Women’s 55 kg Victory Ceremony
Tue 27 July11:50 – 14:00Women’s 59 kg Group B and Women’s 64 kg Group B
15:50 – 18:00Women’s 59 kg Group A
15:50 – 18:00Women’s 59 kg Victory Ceremony
19:50 – 22:00Women’s 64 kg Group A
19:50 – 22:00Women’s 64 kg Victory Ceremony
Wed 28 July13:50 – 16:00Men’s 73 kg Group B
19:50 – 22:00Men’s 73 kg Group A
19:50 – 22:00Men’s 73 kg Victory Ceremony
Sat 31 July11:50 – 14:00Men’s 81 kg Group B and Men’s 96 kg Group B
15:50 – 18:00Men’s 81 kg Group A
15:50 – 18:00Men’s 81 kg Victory Ceremony
19:50 – 22:00Men’s 96 kg Group A
19:50 – 22:00Men’s 96 kg Victory Ceremony
Sun 1 Aug.13:50 – 16:00Women’s 76 kg Group B
19:50 – 22:00Women’s 76 kg Group A
19:50 – 22:00Women’s 76 kg Victory Ceremony
Mon 2 Aug.11:50 – 14:00Women’s 87 kg Group B and Women’s +87 kg Group B
15:50 – 18:00Women’s 87 kg Group A
Women’s 87 kg Victory Ceremony
19:50 – 22:00Women’s +87 kg Group A
Women’s +87 kg Victory Ceremony
Tue 3 Aug.13:50 – 16:00Men’s 109 kg Group B
19:50 – 22:00Men’s 109 kg Group A
Men’s 109 kg Victory Ceremony
Wed 4 Aug.13:50 – 16:00Men’s +109 kg Group B
19:50 – 22:00Men’s +109 kg Group A
Men’s +109 kg Victory Ceremony

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Weightlifting Venue​

Tokyo International Forum will be the venue for the Weightlifting competition. It is a multipurpose hall, where one of the halls will be used for the competition.

Top Olympic Weightlifting Players To Watch at Tokyo Olympics 2021​

Asian and European weightlifters have dominated the game, with a top list of both men and women are ready to participate at the upcoming Tokyo event.

Lasha Talakhadze is the Rio 2016 Gold medallist and is now once again eyeing a gold medal in the Tokyo 2021 Olympic games. He is the three-time IWF Male Lifter of the year with several awards in his kitty and is also considered as one of the best super heavy weight lifters of all time. Shi Zhiyong (73 Kg) from China, is another top competitor on the list. Clarence Cummings Jr is a four-time world Junior Champion from the USA and is ready to dominate the podium.

China also heads with top players like Tian Tao, a world champion and silver medallist from Rio in 96 Kg, Chen Lijun (67 Kg) a 2016 Olympic champion, Li Fabian (61 Kg), and Li Dayin (81 Kg) a powerful clean and Jerker.

Om Yun Chol, a gold medallist from London 2012 Olympics will appear in the 61 Kg category.
Deng Wei, an Olympic and World Champion in the women 64 Kg category is all set to pose a threat to a three-time European champion from Romania Loredana Toma.

Also Li Wenwen, super heavyweight World and Asian 2019 champion is hoping to clinch the title in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic 2021 games. Zhang Wanqiong and Liao Qiuyun a leading Chinese pair in the 55kg category will contest against the experienced Rio 2016 Silver medallist, Hidilyn Dian from the Philippines.

Double Olympic champion Rim Jong Sim and Lidia Valentin Perez from Spain are also strong contenders all set to compete at her fourth Olympics. Katherine Nye and Mattie Rogers from America have showcased brilliant performances in the World Champion event in Thailand.

Olympic Weightlifting Competition Format at Tokyo 2021​

Athletes have three attempts in each round and have to compete in the snatch, clean, and jerk rounds. In the three rounds, an athlete with the highest weight successfully lifted gets totaled.

Each Men and Women category is divided into seven weightlifting competition classes.

Men’s Weight Class: 61 Kg, 67 Kg, 73 Kg, 81 Kg, 96 Kg, 109 Kg, and above.

Women’s Weight Class: 49 Kg, 55 Kg, 64 Kg, 76 Kg, 87 Kg, and above.

Olympic Weightlifting History​

Naim Suleymanoglu aka ‘The Pocket Hercules’ from Bulgaria is the first wrestler to claim three gold medals in different Olympic Games. Pyrros Dimas is the most decorated Greek Athlete in the Olympic games with three Olympic titles and one bronze medal.

Akakios Kakiasvilis is the Greek Georgian Olympic Champion who has won titles in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, and Sydney 2000 Games. Other names in the top weightlifter’s list include two-time gold medallist from Iran Hossein Reza Zadeh, Tara Nott, the first U.S female weightlifter ever to win Olympic gold, and Oscar Figueroa and Maria Isabel Urrutia, from Colombia to win the Olympic medal.

Source: https://summerolympicgame.com/olympic-weightlifting-schedule-live.html
 
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I just wanna see Simone Biles dominate the gymnastics competition
 

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Thanks for the write up, Mugzy. Does anybody suspect that the Russians will be juicing ?
 

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Watch CJ Cummings and Mattie Rogers.
Cummings choked big time. I think the pressure got to him or he just wasn’t prepared. That Chinese dude may be on some super genetics or have a team of doctors to beat the tests. Probably just hard work and genetics though.
 

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I wanna watch laurel Hubbard lol
 

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Cummings choked big time. I think the pressure got to him or he just wasn’t prepared. That Chinese dude may be on some super genetics or have a team of doctors to beat the tests. Probably just hard work and genetics though.
cummings looked lost from the moment he stepped on the platform. Missing that opening snatch didnt help anything either.

the Chinese lifter was on another level strength and physique wise. Hit the WR total and dominated the entire night.
 

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Hidilyn Diaz dominated and won the Philippines first gold medal.​

 

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Cummings choked big time. I think the pressure got to him or he just wasn’t prepared. That Chinese dude may be on some super genetics or have a team of doctors to beat the tests. Probably just hard work and genetics though.
Yes, I'd agree. He is capable of MUCH more. This was also his fist time at the big show. He'll have another chance at it. He's set Junior WRs so he's no slouch.
 

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Harrison Maurus gave a good showing, coming in fourth in his weight class. We will see good things from him I’m sure moving forward.
 

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They ALL use. They also are FAR beyond simple AAS you and I are accustomed to. This is why they hold samples from each athlete and test them later.
Yeah. The IOC pretends like they are the standard bearers for clean sports (though crossfit is giving them competition for that from what i hear). They just don't get caught. I was told by someone who made it pretty far in the Olympic trials a few years back "the Olympics would be lame without peds."

It just makes me think about how Barry Bonds never failed a drug test...
 

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They changed all the weight classes around as a sort of penalty to the doping. Records were basically erased, like shaking an Etch-A-Sketch.

There's talk about removing it as an Olympic event now, yet stupid events like steeplechase, speedwalking, and synchronized anything remain.
 

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They ALL use. They also are FAR beyond simple AAS you and I are accustomed to. This is why they hold samples from each athlete and test them later.
The more comprehensive testing and biological passport have also created a situation where athletes are doping even younger now than they had previously. You need to be on bioidentical exogenous hormones before you enter the testing pool to have a more favorable biological passport for future doping.

The Olympics aren't less dirty, they're more dirty. Compound selection is just more limited and in some cases, exotic.
 

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The more comprehensive testing and biological passport have also created a situation where athletes are doping even younger now than they had previously. You need to be on bioidentical exogenous hormones before you enter the testing pool to have a more favorable biological passport for future doping.

The Olympics aren't less dirty, they're more dirty. Compound selection is just more limited and in some cases, exotic.
Anyone who thinks the athletes in the Olympics are "clean" are only fooling themselves. I know a very famous, well known coach who had lifters in the Olympics say, "if you're not cheating, you're not trying." and I was there when he said it.
 

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Watched Lasha dominate again tonight. He is so far ahead of everyone it’s almost otherworldly. His snatch opener sets the Olympic record and then he goes and hits another OR then the WR and has to follow himself. Same thing in C&J. I wish oly lifting did rounds so these guys don’t have to follow themselves. imagine if lasha had 10-15 min between attempts instead of 2.
 
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Talakhadze is superhuman. I know its a different sport but Brian Shaw- Eddie Hall would be eclipsed by this guy in strength.
 

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Talakhadze is superhuman. I know its a different sport but Brian Shaw- Eddie Hall would be eclipsed by this guy in strength.
I don’t agree with that at all. Olympic weightlifting requires tremendous strength but there is massive technique as well. Lasha doesn’t have the static strength of either of those men. There’s a reason only two men have deadlifted 1100. Hall has also done over 500 in the log press. There have been 6 men to clean and jerk over 262.5lbs. Lasha, however, is king of the snatch.
 
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