Meso Hassona became Qatar’s first ever Olympic gold medallist when he finished well clear of his rivals in the men’s 96 kilograms category at the Tokyo International Forum.
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Lu Xiaojun cemented his place among the all-time greats of weightlifting in another sensational session at the Tokyo International Forum.
A "made-up" story involving weightlifters from China and India has been so widely reported throughout Asia that it has led to claims of athletes from three nations being involved in medal reallocations.
In the first half of the weightlifting programme at Tokyo 2020 Asia has cleaned up, winning 16 of the 21 medals while only one European nation has been represented on the podium.
Shi Zhiyong was in imperious form as he won his second successive Olympic weightlifting gold medal, and China’s fourth from five attempts at Tokyo 2020.
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.
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.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been told to reinstate the accreditation of Russia’s most senior weightlifting official.
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.