|World Weightlifting Championships|
|Frequency||Annual, apart from Summer Olympic years|
|Inaugurated||28 March 1891|
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.
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.
Athletes compete in a total of 20 weight categories (10 for men and 10 for women):
|No.||Year||Dates||City and host country||# Athletes||# Countries|
|II||1898||31 July – 1 August||11||3|
|VIII||1905||16 & 30 December||16||1|
|XII||1909||3 October & 2 December||23||3|
|XVIII||1911||29 June – 2 July||32||3|
|XXXV||1959||29 September – 4 October||85||19|
|XL||1965||27 October – 3 November||85||24|
|XLVI||1972||27 August – 6 September||188||54|
|LVIII||1984||29 July – 8 August||187||48|
|LIX||1985||23 August – 1 September||195||38|
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.
|No.||Year||Dates||City and host country||# Athletes||# Countries|
|I||1987||30 October – 1 November||100||22|
|IV||1990||26 May – 3 June||109||25|
|No.||Year||Dates||City and host country||Men||Women|
|M||W||# Athletes||# Countries||# Athletes||# Countries|
|LXIV||V||1991||27 September – 6 October||200||40||108||24|
|LXXV||XVIII||2006||30 September – 7 October||298||58||186||39|
|LXXXIII||XXVI||2017||28 November – 5 December||176||54||139||44|
All-time big (total) medal count below is until the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships.
The 2018 World Weightlifting Championships were held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 1 to 10 November 2018.
|Totals (71 nations)||793||793||791||2377|
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.
|1||Vasily Alekseyev||M||+110 kg||1970||1977||8||-||-||8|
|2|| Naim Süleymanoğlu|
|M||56 kg / 60 kg / 64 kg||1983||1995||7||1||-||8|
|Yurik Vardanyan||M||75 kg / 82.5 kg / 90 kg||1977||1985||7||1||-||8|
|4||Josef Grafl||M||Open / +80 kg||1904||1913||6||2||-||8|
|5||Tommy Kono||M||75 kg / 82.5 kg||1953||1962||6||1||1||8|
|6||John Davis||M||82.5 kg / +82.5 kg / +90 kg||1938||1953||6||1||-||7|
|7||Yoshinobu Miyake||M||56 kg / 60 kg||1961||1968||6||-||1||7|
|David Rigert||M||82.5 kg / 90 kg / 100 kg||1970||1978||6||-||1||7|
|9||Waldemar Baszanowski||M||67.5 kg / 75 kg||1961||1971||5||5||-||10|
|10||Arkady Vorobyov||M||82.5 kg / 90 kg||1950||1961||5||2||1||8|
|11||Pete George||M||67.5 kg / 75 kg||1947||1955||5||2||-||7|
|Tatiana Kashirina||F||+75 kg / +87 kg||2009||2018||5||2||-||7|
|Halil Mutlu||M||54 kg / 56 kg / 62 kg||1993||2003||5||2||-||7|
|Yanko Rusev||M||60 kg / 67.5 kg / 75 kg||1977||1983||5||2||-||7|
|15||Mohammad Nassiri||M||56 kg / 52 kg||1966||1976||5||1||3||9|
|16||Viktor Kurentsov||M||75 kg||1964||1970||5||1||-||6|
|17||Anatoly Khrapaty||M||90 kg / 91 kg / 99 kg||1985||1995||5||-||2||7|
|Stanley Stanczyk||M||67.5 kg / 75 kg / 82.5 kg||1946||1954||5||-||2||7|
|19||Vladimir Stogov||M||56 kg||1955||1962||5||-||1||6|
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