Emily Campbell’s superb performance in the super-heavyweights at Tokyo 2020 made her the first British woman ever to win a weightlifting medal at the Olympic Games.
Laurel Hubbard made Olympic history by becoming the first openly trans woman to compete at the Games, but bowed out of the women’s over-87 kilogram competition prematurely after failing to make a lift in the snatch.
World record holder Li Wenwen finished 37 kilograms clear of her nearest rival and a whopping 117kg ahead of the last-placed athlete as she took gold in the over-87kg super-heavyweight category and claimed China’s seventh weightlifting gold medal of Tokyo 2020.
After winning five weightlifting gold medals at every Olympic Games this century, China went one better with a sixth at the Tokyo 2020 Games when Wang Zhouyu took the women’s 87 kilograms gold today.
Neisi Dajomes became the first female athlete from Ecuador to win an Olympic medal in any sport today – and she did it in style with gold in the women’s weightlifting 76 kilograms class at the Tokyo International Forum.
Meso Hassona became Qatar’s first ever Olympic gold medallist when he finished well clear of his rivals in the men’s 96 kilograms category at the Tokyo International Forum.
Lu Xiaojun cemented his place among the all-time greats of weightlifting in another sensational session at the Tokyo International Forum.
A "made-up" story involving weightlifters from China and India has been so widely reported throughout Asia that it has led to claims of athletes from three nations being involved in medal reallocations.
After winning a silver medal at Tokyo 2020, India's Mirabai Chanu is hungry for more success in 2022 and targeting the Asian Games.
In the first half of the weightlifting programme at Tokyo 2020 Asia has cleaned up, winning 16 of the 21 medals while only one European nation has been represented on the podium.
Shi Zhiyong was in imperious form as he won his second successive Olympic weightlifting gold medal, and China’s fourth from five attempts at Tokyo 2020.
Maude Charron went into weightlifting "just for fun", finds training a bit boring, and had never made an international appearance at the time of the last Olympic Games in 2016.
Maude Charron became the first Canadian woman to stand on top of the Olympic weightlifting podium when she put in a superb performance to win the 64 kilograms gold at Tokyo International Forum.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has launched a new website, coinciding with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and efforts to boost digital engagement.
Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz became the first Olympic gold medallist for the Philippines when she made a dramatic final lift at the Tokyo International Forum.