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IWF - Weightlifting a success

IWF - Weightlifting a success

The IWF have declared their delight at this summer's Olympic Games and hailed LOCOG's work.

Zhou powers to gold

Zhou powers to gold

Zhou Lulu edged a dramatic tussle with Tatiana Kashirina in the women's +75kg weightlifting final.

Torokhtiy snatches victory

Torokhtiy snatches victory

Weightlifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy claimed gold for Ukraine in the men's 105kg category.

Latest Video

31/07/12 9:50am

Home crowd helps Smith (1:53)

British weightlifter Zoe Smith on how the home crowd gave her the extra encouragement that helped her break the British clean and jerk record in the 58 kilogram category at the Excel Arena.

Event Guide

Weightlifting's origins in the Olympics go back to the first modern Games in 1896 in Athens.