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 7 for women and two powerlifting events. 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. Since 2002 powerlifting events have been contested at the Commonwealth games and the sports results have counted under weightlifting ever since.

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]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Games Place Ref
–56 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total
–62 kg
Snatch
Clean & Jerk
Total
–69 kg
Snatch
Clean & Jerk
Total
–77 kg
Snatch 149 kg Sathish Sivalingam  India 27 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
Clean and jerk
Total 328 kg Sathish Sivalingam  India 27 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
–85 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total
–94 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total
–105 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total
+105 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk 229 kg George Kobaladze  Canada 31 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
Total 400 kg George Kobaladze  Canada 31 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Games Place Ref
-48 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total
-53 kg
Snatch 85 kg Chika Amalaha  Nigeria 25 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
Clean and jerk 111 kg Dika Toua  Papua New Guinea 25 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
Total 193 kg Dika Toua  Papua New Guinea 25 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
-58 kg
Snatch 93 kg Michaela Breeze  Wales 26 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
Clean and jerk 118 kg Zoe Smith  England 26 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
Total 210 kg Zoe Smith  England 26 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
-63 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total
-69 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total
-75 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk 140 kg Marie-Ève Beauchemin-Nadeau  Canada 29 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
Total 250 kg Marie-Ève Beauchemin-Nadeau  Canada 29 July 2014 2014 Games United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain
+75 kg
Snatch
Clean and jerk
Total


External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weightlifting - Medals Tally by Games". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 21 October 2012.