World Weightlifting Championships

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World Weightlifting Championships
StatusActive
GenreSports event
Date(s)November
FrequencyAnnual, apart from Summer Olympic years
Location(s)Various
Inaugurated28 March 1891 (1891-03-28)
Organised by IWF

The World Weightlifting Championships is an event organised by International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The first competition, held in March 1891, was won by Edward Lawrence Levy of England. [1]

International Weightlifting Federation international weightlifting governing body

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), headquartered in Budapest, is the international governing body for the sport of Olympic weightlifting.

Edward Lawrence Levy was a British weightlifter.

Contents

Athletes compete in a total of 20 weight categories (10 for men and 10 for women):

Competitions

Men

No.YearDatesCity and host country# Athletes# Countries
I 189128 March Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London, United Kingdom 76
II 189831 July – 1 August Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Vienna, Austria 113
III 18994–5 April Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Milan, Italy 53
IV 19031–3 October Flag of France.svg Paris, France 185
V 190418 April Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Vienna, Austria 134
VI 19058–10 April Flag of the German Empire.svg Berlin, Germany 414
VII 190511–13 June Flag of the German Empire.svg Duisburg, Germany 72
VIII 190516 & 30 December Flag of France.svg Paris, France 161
IX 190618 March Flag of France.svg Lille, France 334
X 190719 May Flag of the German Empire.svg Frankfurt, Germany 233
XI 19088–9 December Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Vienna, Austria 232
XII 19093 October & 2 December Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Vienna, Austria 233
XIII 19104–6 June Flag of the German Empire.svg Düsseldorf, Germany 575
XIV 19109–10 October Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Vienna, Austria 152
XV 191129–30 April Flag of the German Empire.svg Stuttgart, Germany 363
XVI 191113–14 May Flag of the German Empire.svg Berlin, Germany 272
XVII 191126 June Flag of the German Empire.svg Dresden, Germany 213
XVIII 191129 June – 2 July Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Vienna, Austria 323
XIX 191328–29 July Flag of the German Empire.svg Breslau, Germany 404
XX 19204–8 September Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria 744
XXI 192229–30 April Flag of Estonia.svg Tallinn, Estonia 334
XXII 19238–9 September Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria 767
XXIII 193710–12 September Flag of France.svg Paris, France 5010
XXIV 193821–23 October Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Vienna, Germany 3811
XXV 194618–19 October Flag of France.svg Paris, France 7913
XXVI 194726–27 September Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Philadelphia, United States 3912
XXVII 19494–6 September Flag of the Netherlands.svg Scheveningen, Netherlands 3813
XXVIII 195013–15 October Flag of France.svg Paris, France 5617
XXIX 195126–28 October Flag of Italy.svg Milan, Italy 6214
XXX 195326–30 August Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 7019
XXXI 19547–10 October Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria 10023
XXXII 195512–16 October Flag of Germany.svg Munich, West Germany 10825
XXXIII 19578–12 November State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Tehran, Iran 7621
XXXIV 195816–21 September Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 9627
XXXV 195929 September – 4 October Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Warsaw, Poland 8519
XXXVI 196120–25 September Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria 12033
XXXVII 196216–22 September Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary 11327
XXXVIII 196316–22 September Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 13432
XXXIX 196411–18 October Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokyo, Japan 14942
XL 196527 October – 3 November State Flag of Iran (1964).svg Tehran, Iran 8524
XLI 196615–21 October Flag of East Germany.svg East Berlin, East Germany 11728
XLII 196813–19 October Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico 16055
XLIII 196920–28 September Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Warsaw, Poland 16637
XLIV 197012–20 September Flag of the United States.svg Columbus, United States 12928
XLV 197118–26 September Flag of Peru.svg Lima, Peru 14430
XLVI 197227 August – 6 September Flag of Germany.svg Munich, West Germany 18854
XLVII 197315–23 September Flag of Cuba.svg Havana, Cuba 18939
XLVIII 197421–29 September Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Manila, Philippines 14332
XLIX 197515–23 September Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Moscow, Soviet Union 16933
L 197618–27 July Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal, Canada 17346
LI 197717–25 September Flag of Germany.svg Stuttgart, West Germany 18644
LII 19784–8 October Flag of the United States.svg Gettysburg, United States 18535
LIII 19793–11 November Flag of Greece.svg Thessaloniki, Greece 18939
LIV 198020–30 July Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Moscow, Soviet Union 17340
LV 198113–20 September Flag of France.svg Lille, France 19435
LVI 198218–26 September Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 20538
LVII 198322–31 October Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Moscow, Soviet Union 18732
LVIII 198429 July – 8 August Flag of the United States.svg Los Angeles, United States 18748
LIX 198523 August – 1 September Flag of Sweden.svg Södertälje, Sweden 19538
LX 19868–15 November Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Sofia, Bulgaria 19341
LXI 19876–13 September Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ostrava, Czechoslovakia 16829
LXII 198916–23 September Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece 22037
LXIII 199010–18 November Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary 18238
Weightlifting at the Summer Olympics

Weightlifting has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics, as well as twice before then. It debuted at the 1896 Summer Olympics, in Athens, Greece, and was also an event at the 1904 Games.

Women

No.YearDatesCity and host country# Athletes# Countries
I 198730 October – 1 November Flag of the United States.svg Daytona Beach, United States 10022
II 19882–4 December Flag of Indonesia.svg Jakarta, Indonesia 10323
III 198924–26 November Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Manchester, United Kingdom 13325
IV 199026 May – 3 June Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 10925

Combined

No.YearDatesCity and host countryMenWomen
MW# Athletes# Countries# Athletes# Countries
LXIVV 1991 27 September – 6 October Flag of Germany.svg Donaueschingen, Germany 2004010824
VI 1992 16–24 May Flag of Bulgaria.svg Varna, Bulgaria 11025
LXVVII 1993 11–21 November Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia 195579425
LXVIVIII 1994 17–27 November Flag of Turkey.svg Istanbul, Turkey 2425210530
LXVIIIX 1995 16–26 November Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guangzhou, China 345639326
X 1996 3–11 May Flag of Poland.svg Warsaw, Poland 10224
LXVIIIXI 1997 6–14 December Flag of Thailand.svg Chiang Mai, Thailand 1895114339
LXIXXII 1998 10–15 November Flag of Finland.svg Lahti, Finland 2105312235
LXXXIII 1999 21–28 November Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece 3957923151
LXXIXIV 2001 4–11 November Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya, Turkey 1534711434
LXXIIXV 2002 18–26 November Flag of Poland.svg Warsaw, Poland 1704711537
LXXIIIXVI 2003 14–22 November Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver, Canada 2975920847
LXXIVXVII 2005 9–17 November Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar 1695811242
LXXVXVIII 2006 30 September – 7 October Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2985818639
LXXVIXIX 2007 17–26 September Flag of Thailand.svg Chiang Mai, Thailand 3557022553
LXXVIIXX 2009 20–29 November Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Goyang, South Korea 1965713338
LXXVIIIXXI 2010 17–26 September Flag of Turkey.svg Antalya, Turkey 3126320350
LXXIXXXII 2011 5–13 November Flag of France.svg Paris, France 3077521261
LXXXXXIII 2013 20–27 October Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław, Poland 1684912437
LXXXIXXIV 2014 8–16 November Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Almaty, Kazakhstan 3076221951
LXXXIIXXV 2015 20–28 November Flag of the United States.svg Houston, United States 3247626172
LXXXIIIXXVI 2017 28 November – 5 December Flag of the United States.svg Anaheim, United States 1765413944
LXXXIVXXVII 2018 1–10 November Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 2726831073
LXXXVXXVIII 2019 18–27 September Flag of Thailand.svg Pattaya, Thailand 3138427579
LXXXVIXXIX2021 Flag of Peru.svg Lima, Peru
LXXXVIIXXX2022 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chongqing, China

All-time medal table

Total

All-time big (total) medal count below updated after the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships.

2019 World Weightlifting Championships

The 2019 World Weightlifting Championships was held in Pattaya, Thailand from 18 to 27 September 2019.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1828744313
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1519033274
3Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 798264225
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States 415131123
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 394833120
6Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 32273190
7Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 253857120
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 24342785
9Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 23132763
10Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 15202459
11Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 15201550
12Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 158831
13Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 13222358
14Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 11384291
15Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 10151136
16Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 10131336
17Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 10122749
18Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 88723
19Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 851124
20Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 7172044
21Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 7141940
22Flag of France.svg  France 7112038
23Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 761730
24Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 6131231
25Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 62412
26Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 58922
27Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 571022
28Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 53917
29Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 4192952
30Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 44210
31Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 421016
32Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 42410
33Flag of India.svg  India 38516
34Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 371020
35Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 35311
36Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 34613
37Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 331521
38Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 3238
39Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2237
40Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 15915
41Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 13711
42Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1348
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 1348
44Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1304
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 1304
46Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1247
47Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1168
48Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1135
49Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1102
50Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 1012
51Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0437
52Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0303
53Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 0257
54Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0202
55Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 0134
56Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 0123
57Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 0112
58Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 0101
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana 0101
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 0101
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0101
62Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 0055
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 0055
64Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 0033
65Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 0022
66Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 0011
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 0011
Flag of Macau.svg  Macau 0011
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0011
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0011
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 0011
Totals (71 nations)8138138112437

Big and small medals

All-time big (total) and small (snatch, clean & jerk, and press) medal count below updated after the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 526247139912
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 33120893632
3Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 222220176618
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 11713490341
5Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 6499122285
6Flag of the United States.svg  United States 568073209
7Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 483547130
8Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 475539141
9Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 465853157
10Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 3989107235
11Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 376871176
12Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 364335114
13Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 35253090
14Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 32273493
15Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 264342111
16Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 26213683
17Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 244772143
18Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 24213075
19Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 234142106
20Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 215164136
21Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 206170151
22Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 19263984
23Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 195630
24Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 16254384
25Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 16172356
26Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 13212963
27Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 13141542
28Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 12212760
29Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 12112245
30Flag of France.svg  France 11213466
31Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1061026
32Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 9162954
33Flag of India.svg  India 7261548
34Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 78924
35Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 76518
36Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 5144059
37Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 5111228
38Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 572133
39Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 571224
40Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 55414
41Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 55313
42Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 5117
43Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 45615
44Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 441624
45Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 3101528
46Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 38415
47Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 341017
48Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 32813
49Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 3148
50Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 251421
51Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 25411
52Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 18817
53Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 151117
54Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 14914
55Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 1359
56Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 1326
57Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 1179
58Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 1168
59Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 1135
60Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 04711
61Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 0404
62Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0303
63Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 0224
64Flag of Nauru.svg  Nauru 0202
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0202
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0202
67Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0178
68Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 0112
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0112
70Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana 0101
Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg Micronesia 0101
72Flag of Macau.svg  Macau 0033
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 0033
74Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 0022
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0022
76Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 0011
Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS 0011
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 0011
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 0011
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg  United Arab Republic 0011
Totals (80 nations)2041204020296110

Multiple medalists

The table shows those who have won at least 5 gold medals in total result. Boldface denotes active weightlifters and highest medal count among all weightlifters (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

RankWeightlifterCountryGenderWeightsFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Vasily Alekseyev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union M+110 kg1970197788
2 Naim (Naum) Süleymanoğlu
(Suleymanov, Shalamanov)
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
M56 kg / 60 kg / 64 kg19831995718
Yurik Vardanyan Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union M75 kg / 82.5 kg / 90 kg19771985718
4 Josef Grafl Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austria MOpen / +80 kg19041913628
5 Tommy Kono Flag of the United States.svg  United States M75 kg / 82.5 kg195319626118
6 John Davis Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States M82.5 kg / +82.5 kg / +90 kg19381953617
7 Yoshinobu Miyake Flag of Japan.svg  Japan M56 kg / 60 kg19611968617
David Rigert Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union M82.5 kg / 90 kg / 100 kg19701978617
9 Waldemar Baszanowski Flag of Poland.svg  Poland M67.5 kg / 75 kg196119715510
10 Tatiana Kashirina Flag of Russia.svg  Russia F+75 kg / +87 kg20092019538
11 Arkady Vorobyov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union M82.5 kg / 90 kg195019615218
12 Pete George Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States M67.5 kg / 75 kg19471955527
Halil Mutlu Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey M54 kg / 56 kg / 62 kg19932003527
Yanko Rusev Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria M60 kg / 67.5 kg / 75 kg19771983527
15 Mohammad Nassiri State Flag of Iran (1964).svg  Iran M56 kg / 52 kg196619765139
16 Viktor Kurentsov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union M75 kg19641970516
Lü Xiaojun Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China M77 kg / 81 kg20092019516
18 Anatoly Khrapaty Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
M90 kg / 91 kg / 99 kg19851995527
Stanley Stanczyk Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States M67.5 kg / 75 kg / 82.5 kg19461954527
20 Vladimir Stogov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union M56 kg19551962516
21 Deng Wei Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China F58 kg / 63 kg / 64 kg2010201955
Om Yun-chol Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea M56 kg / 55 kg2013201955

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