Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games

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Weightlifting is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 1950. It is a core sport and must be included in the sporting programme of each edition of the Games.

A total of 17 events were contested at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, 8 for men and 7 for women. The first women's events were introduced in 2002. Between 1990 and 2002 a medal was awarded for each of the snatch and clean and jerk phases and for the combined total, offering as many as 46 gold medals in 2002.[1] Since 2006 medals have only been awarded based on the combined total of both of these phases, as is the case at the Olympics.

Editions[edit]

Games Year Host city Host country Best nation
IV 1950 Auckland  New Zealand Malaya
V 1954 Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada Canada
VI 1958 Cardiff  Wales Singapore
VII 1962 Perth, Western Australia  Australia England
VIII 1966 Kingston  Jamaica England
IX 1970 Edinburgh  Scotland England
X 1974 Christchurch  New Zealand Australia,
England
XI 1978 Edmonton, Alberta  Canada Australia
XII 1982 Brisbane, Queensland  Australia England
XIII 1986 Edinburgh  Scotland Australia
XIV 1990 Auckland  New Zealand India
XV 1994 Victoria, British Columbia  Canada Australia
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia Australia
XVII 2002 Manchester  England Cameroon
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Victoria  Australia Australia
XIX 2010 Delhi  India Nigeria
XX 2014 Glasgow  Scotland  Nigeria
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia

All-time medal table[edit]

Updated after the 2014 Commonwealth Games

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 57 50 46 153
2 England 42 45 23 110
3 India 38 46 31 115
4 Canada 28 28 40 96
5 Nigeria 20 22 20 62
6 New Zealand 11 12 16 39
7 Nauru 10 10 9 29
8 Cameroon 10 2 5 17
9 Wales 8 12 21 51
10 Malaysia 8 5 15 28
11 Singapore 4 1 3 8
12 Samoa 3 4 3 10
13 Scotland 2 5 9 16
14 Trinidad and Tobago 2 3 4 9
15 Malaya 2 3 2 7
16 Papua New Guinea 2 1 3 6
17 Pakistan 1 4 1 6
18 South Africa 1 3 4 8
19 Barbados 1 3 0 4
20 Sri Lanka 1 2 1 4
21 Cyprus 1 0 0 1
Ghana 1 0 0 1
Kiribati 1 0 0 1
24 Guyana 0 2 2 4
25 Seychelles 0 1 1 2
26 Kenya 0 0 4 4
27 Fiji 0 0 1 1
Jamaica 0 0 1 1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0 1 1
Total 264 264 263 791

Games records[edit]

2014:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weightlifting - Medals Tally by Games". Retrieved 21 October 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)