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.
One of the most dramatic sessions of weightlifting in living memory ended with Colombia being denied a gold medal by China, Italy claiming a first Olympic medal in the sport for 37 years, and a remarkable new talent from Pakistan having to wait an agonising 25 minutes before being off the podium.
China continued its superb start to weightlifting at Tokyo 2020 by taking gold in the first men’s event.
Piet van de Kruk, ninth in the heavyweights at Mexico City in 1968, is the answer to a question that has been posed plenty of times in the weightlifting world over the past two weeks.
The first weightlifting gold medal of Tokyo 2020 has gone to China, as several more are likely to do over the 10 days of competition.
If you play weightlifting by numbers, there are many different ways to look at Tokyo 2020.
A Chilean weightlifter who was third in her weight category rankings on performance has had to withdraw from Tokyo 2020 because of a serious shoulder injury.
Tomorrow, one day after carrying her nation’s flag at the opening ceremony and 7,616 days after making the first lift by any woman at the Olympic Games, Dika Toua will be on the weightlifting platform again.
Brazilian weightlifter Figueiredo cleared to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics after food supplement positives
Brazilian weightlifter Natasha Rosa Figueiredo has been cleared to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics here after falling foul of an incorrectly labelled food supplement.
Maxim Agapitov is challenging a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to withdraw his accreditation for Tokyo 2020.
The Ugandan weightlifter who absconded from his team's Tokyo 2020 training camp has been found, it has been reported.
Loredana Toma, the European weightlifting champion from Romania, has failed with a legal challenge against her exclusion from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.