World Weightlifting Championships

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]

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 byIWF

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

  • Men categories: 55 kg, 61 kg, 67 kg, 73 kg, 81 kg, 89 kg, 96 kg, 102 kg, 109 kg and +109 kg.
  • Women categories: 45 kg, 49 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 64 kg, 71 kg, 76 kg, 81 kg, 87 kg and +87 kg.

CompetitionsEdit

MenEdit

No. Year Dates City and host country # Athletes # Countries
I 1891 28 March   London, United Kingdom 7 6
II 1898 31 July – 1 August   Vienna, Austria 11 3
III 1899 4–5 April   Milan, Italy 5 3
IV 1903 1–3 October   Paris, France 18 5
V 1904 18 April   Vienna, Austria 13 4
VI 1905 8–10 April   Berlin, Germany 41 4
VII 1905 11–13 June   Duisburg, Germany 7 2
VIII 1905 16 & 30 December   Paris, France 16 1
IX 1906 18 March   Lille, France 33 4
X 1907 19 May   Frankfurt, Germany 23 3
XI 1908 8–9 December   Vienna, Austria 23 2
XII 1909 3 October & 2 December   Vienna, Austria 23 3
XIII 1910 4–6 June   Düsseldorf, Germany 57 5
XIV 1910 9–10 October   Vienna, Austria 15 2
XV 1911 29–30 April   Stuttgart, Germany 36 3
XVI 1911 13–14 May   Berlin, Germany 27 2
XVII 1911 26 June   Dresden, Germany 21 3
XVIII 1911 29 June – 2 July   Vienna, Austria 32 3
XIX 1913 28–29 July   Breslau, Germany 40 4
XX 1920 4–8 September   Vienna, Austria 74 4
XXI 1922 29–30 April   Tallinn, Estonia 33 4
XXII 1923 8–9 September   Vienna, Austria 76 7
XXIII 1937 10–12 September   Paris, France 50 10
XXIV 1938 21–23 October   Vienna, Germany 38 11
XXV 1946 18–19 October   Paris, France 79 13
XXVI 1947 26–27 September   Philadelphia, United States 39 12
XXVII 1949 4–6 September   Scheveningen, Netherlands 38 13
XXVIII 1950 13–15 October   Paris, France 56 17
XXIX 1951 26–28 October   Milan, Italy 62 14
XXX 1953 26–30 August   Stockholm, Sweden 70 19
XXXI 1954 7–10 October   Vienna, Austria 100 23
XXXII 1955 12–16 October   Munich, West Germany 108 25
XXXIII 1957 8–12 November   Tehran, Iran 76 21
XXXIV 1958 16–21 September   Stockholm, Sweden 96 27
XXXV 1959 29 September – 4 October   Warsaw, Poland 85 19
XXXVI 1961 20–25 September   Vienna, Austria 120 33
XXXVII 1962 16–22 September   Budapest, Hungary 113 27
XXXVIII 1963 16–22 September   Stockholm, Sweden 134 32
XXXIX 1964 11–18 October   Tokyo, Japan 149 42
XL 1965 27 October – 3 November   Tehran, Iran 85 24
XLI 1966 15–21 October   East Berlin, East Germany 117 28
XLII 1968 13–19 October   Mexico City, Mexico 160 55
XLIII 1969 20–28 September   Warsaw, Poland 166 37
XLIV 1970 12–20 September   Columbus, United States 129 28
XLV 1971 18–26 September   Lima, Peru 144 30
XLVI 1972 27 August – 6 September   Munich, West Germany 188 54
XLVII 1973 15–23 September   Havana, Cuba 189 39
XLVIII 1974 21–29 September   Manila, Philippines 143 32
XLIX 1975 15–23 September   Moscow, Soviet Union 169 33
L 1976 18–27 July   Montreal, Canada 173 46
LI 1977 17–25 September   Stuttgart, West Germany 186 44
LII 1978 4–8 October   Gettysburg, United States 185 35
LIII 1979 3–11 November   Thessaloniki, Greece 189 39
LIV 1980 20–30 July   Moscow, Soviet Union 173 40
LV 1981 13–20 September   Lille, France 194 35
LVI 1982 18–26 September   Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 205 38
LVII 1983 22–31 October   Moscow, Soviet Union 187 32
LVIII 1984 29 July – 8 August   Los Angeles, United States 187 48
LIX 1985 23 August – 1 September   Södertälje, Sweden 195 38
LX 1986 8–15 November   Sofia, Bulgaria 193 41
LXI 1987 6–13 September   Ostrava, Czechoslovakia 168 29
LXII 1989 16–23 September   Athens, Greece 220 37
LXIII 1990 10–18 November   Budapest, Hungary 182 38
  • The weightlifting tournaments held during Summer Olympics in 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984 are counted as World Weightlifting Championships of the corresponding year.

WomenEdit

No. Year Dates City and host country # Athletes # Countries
I 1987 30 October – 1 November   Daytona Beach, United States 100 22
II 1988 2–4 December   Jakarta, Indonesia 103 23
III 1989 24–26 November   Manchester, United Kingdom 133 25
IV 1990 26 May – 3 June   Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 109 25

CombinedEdit

No. Year Dates City and host country Men Women
M W # Athletes # Countries # Athletes # Countries
LXIV V 1991 27 September – 6 October   Donaueschingen, Germany 200 40 108 24
VI 1992 16–24 May   Varna, Bulgaria 110 25
LXV VII 1993 11–21 November   Melbourne, Australia 195 57 94 25
LXVI VIII 1994 17–27 November   Istanbul, Turkey 242 52 105 30
LXVII IX 1995 16–26 November   Guangzhou, China 345 63 93 26
X 1996 3–11 May   Warsaw, Poland 102 24
LXVIII XI 1997 6–14 December   Chiang Mai, Thailand 189 51 143 39
LXIX XII 1998 10–15 November   Lahti, Finland 210 53 122 35
LXX XIII 1999 21–28 November   Athens, Greece 395 79 231 51
LXXI XIV 2001 4–11 November   Antalya, Turkey 153 47 114 34
LXXII XV 2002 18–26 November   Warsaw, Poland 170 47 115 37
LXXIII XVI 2003 14–22 November   Vancouver, Canada 297 59 208 47
LXXIV XVII 2005 9–17 November   Doha, Qatar 169 58 112 42
LXXV XVIII 2006 30 September – 7 October   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 298 58 186 39
LXXVI XIX 2007 17–26 September   Chiang Mai, Thailand 355 70 225 53
LXXVII XX 2009 20–29 November   Goyang, South Korea 196 57 133 38
LXXVIII XXI 2010 17–26 September   Antalya, Turkey 312 63 203 50
LXXIX XXII 2011 5–13 November   Paris, France 307 75 212 61
LXXX XXIII 2013 20–27 October   Wrocław, Poland 168 49 124 37
LXXXI XXIV 2014 8–16 November   Almaty, Kazakhstan 307 62 219 51
LXXXII XXV 2015 20–28 November   Houston, United States 324 76 261 72
LXXXIII XXVI 2017 28 November – 5 December   Anaheim, United States 176 54 139 44
LXXXIV XXVII 2018 1–10 November   Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 272 68 310 73
LXXXV XXVIII 2019 18–27 September   Pattaya, Thailand 313 84 275 79
LXXXVI XXIX 2021   Lima, Peru
LXXXVII XXX 2022   Chongqing, China

All-time medal tableEdit

TotalEdit

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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China1848742313
2  Soviet Union1519033274
3  Bulgaria798264225
4  United States415131123
5  Russia394833120
6  Austria32273190
7  Poland253857120
8  Germany24342785
9  Iran23132763
10  Chinese Taipei15202459
11  Turkey15201550
12  Kazakhstan147728
13  North Korea13222459
14  Hungary11384291
15  Greece10151136
16  Egypt10131437
17  Japan10122749
18  Belarus88824
19  Cuba851124
20  South Korea7182045
21  France7112038
22  Ukraine761831
23  Romania6131534
24  Georgia62412
25  Armenia58821
26  Colombia571022
27  Great Britain53917
28  East Germany4192952
29  Thailand4151635
30   Switzerland44210
31  Finland421016
32  Qatar42410
33  Azerbaijan4138
34  India38516
35  Indonesia371020
36  West Germany35311
37  Estonia34613
38  Czechoslovakia331521
39  Spain2237
40  Turkmenistan2204
41  Italy15915
42  Latvia13711
43  Vietnam1359
44  Australia1348
45  Norway1304
46  Canada1247
47  Sweden1168
48  Uzbekistan1135
49  Chile1102
50  Slovakia1012
51  Belgium0437
52  Denmark0303
53  Ecuador0257
54  Netherlands0202
55  Nigeria0134
56  Moldova0123
57  Argentina0112
58  Croatia0101
  Guyana0101
  Lebanon0101
  Lithuania0101
  New Zealand0101
63  Dominican Republic0055
  Myanmar0055
65  Philippines0033
  Venezuela0033
67  Iraq0011
  Macau0011
  Saudi Arabia0011
  Tunisia0011
Totals (70 nations)8138138112437

Big and small medalsEdit

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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China526247139912
2  Soviet Union33120893632
3  Bulgaria222220176618
4  Russia11713490341
5  Poland6499122285
6  United States568073209
7  Iran483547130
8  Turkey475539141
9  North Korea465853157
10  Hungary3989107235
11  Chinese Taipei376871176
12  Germany364335114
13  Kazakhstan35253090
14  Austria32273493
15  Greece264342111
16  Cuba26213683
17  Japan244772143
18  Belarus24213075
19  Thailand234142106
20  South Korea215164136
21  East Germany206170151
22  Romania19263984
23  Georgia195630
24  Ukraine16254384
25  Egypt16172356
26  Colombia13212963
27  West Germany13141542
28  Armenia12212760
29  Finland12112245
30  France11213466
31  Qatar1061026
32  Indonesia9162954
33  India7261548
34  Uzbekistan78924
35  Azerbaijan76518
36  Czechoslovakia5144059
37  Vietnam5111228
38  Great Britain572133
39  Australia571224
40  Norway55414
41   Switzerland55313
42  Chile5117
43  Estonia45615
44  Spain441624
45  Italy3101528
46  Belgium38415
47  Sweden341017
48  Myanmar32813
49  Slovakia3148
50  Latvia251421
51  Turkmenistan25411
52  Canada18817
53  Ecuador151117
54  Nigeria14914
55  Moldova1359
56  Lithuania1326
57  Philippines1179
58  Venezuela1168
59  Albania1135
60  Dominican Republic04711
61  Croatia0404
62  Denmark0303
63  Lebanon0224
64  Nauru0202
  Netherlands0202
  New Zealand0202
67  Mexico0178
68  Argentina0112
  Puerto Rico0112
70  Guyana0101
  Micronesia0101
72  Macau0033
  Tunisia0033
74  Mongolia0022
  Saudi Arabia0022
76  Algeria0011
  CIS0011
  Iraq0011
  Israel0011
  United Arab Republic0011
Totals (80 nations)2041204020296110

Multiple medalistsEdit

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.

Rank Weightlifter Country Gender Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Vasily Alekseyev   Soviet Union M +110 kg 1970 1977 8 8
2 Naim Süleymanoğlu (Suleymanov)   Bulgaria
  Turkey
M 56 kg / 60 kg / 64 kg 1983 1995 7 1 8
Yurik Vardanyan   Soviet Union M 75 kg / 82.5 kg / 90 kg 1977 1985 7 1 8
4 Josef Grafl   Austria M Open / +80 kg 1904 1913 6 2 8
5 Tommy Kono   United States M 75 kg / 82.5 kg 1953 1962 6 1 1 8
6 John Davis   United States M 82.5 kg / +82.5 kg / +90 kg 1938 1953 6 1 7
7 Yoshinobu Miyake   Japan M 56 kg / 60 kg 1961 1968 6 1 7
David Rigert   Soviet Union M 82.5 kg / 90 kg / 100 kg 1970 1978 6 1 7
9 Waldemar Baszanowski   Poland M 67.5 kg / 75 kg 1961 1971 5 5 10
10 Tatiana Kashirina   Russia F +75 kg / +87 kg 2009 2019 5 3 8
11 Arkady Vorobyov   Soviet Union M 82.5 kg / 90 kg 1950 1961 5 2 1 8
12 Pete George   United States M 67.5 kg / 75 kg 1947 1955 5 2 7
Halil Mutlu   Turkey M 54 kg / 56 kg / 62 kg 1993 2003 5 2 7
Yanko Rusev   Bulgaria M 60 kg / 67.5 kg / 75 kg 1977 1983 5 2 7
15 Mohammad Nassiri   Iran M 56 kg / 52 kg 1966 1976 5 1 3 9
16 Viktor Kurentsov   Soviet Union M 75 kg 1964 1970 5 1 6
Lü Xiaojun   China M 77 kg / 81 kg 2009 2019 5 1 6
18 Anatoly Khrapaty   Soviet Union
  Kazakhstan
M 90 kg / 91 kg / 99 kg 1985 1995 5 2 7
Stanley Stanczyk   United States M 67.5 kg / 75 kg / 82.5 kg 1946 1954 5 2 7
20 Vladimir Stogov   Soviet Union M 56 kg 1955 1962 5 1 6
21 Deng Wei   China F 58 kg / 63 kg / 64 kg 2010 2019 5 5
Om Yun-chol   North Korea M 56 kg / 55 kg 2013 2019 5 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Siegman, Joseph M. (1992). The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. SP Books. p. 181. ISBN 978-1-56171-028-7.

External linksEdit