Weightlifting

With its origin coming from ancient times where people compared their strength by lifting heavy rocks in competition with others. It has been a long part of Olympic history, having been included in the Olympics since 1896.

There are two distinct techniques in weightlifting, the snatch and the clean and jerk. In the snatch, the lifter picks the bar up and holds it over their head in one continuous movement. In the clean and jerk, the bar is lifted to just below the chin before being lifted over the head.

Lifters are allowed three attempts at both the snatch and the clean and jerk, and their best lift in each is combined to reach their total score.

Weightlifting events will run from  July 24 to Aug. 4.

Venue and access information

Weightlifting will take place at the Tokyo International Forum, an exhibition and conference space in central Tokyo. During the games, it will have a capacity of 5,000 people. The venue is one minute from Yurakucho Station and five minutes from Tokyo and Nijubashimae stations.


Weightlifting
Jul 24 | 9:50-12:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 49 kg Group B

Jul 24 | 13:50-16:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 49 kg Group A
Women's 49 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 25 | 11:50-14:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 61 kg Group B and Men's 67 kg Group B

Jul 25 | 15:50-18:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 61 kg Group A
Men's 61 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 25 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 67 kg Group A
Men's 67 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 26 | 13:50-16:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 55 kg Group B

Jul 26 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 55 kg Group A
Women's 55 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 27 | 11:50-14:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 59 kg Group B and Women's 64 kg Group B

Jul 27 | 15:50-18:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 59 kg Group A
Women's 59 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 27 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 64 kg Group A
Women's 64 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 28 | 13:50-16:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 73 kg Group B

Jul 28 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 73 kg Group A
Men's 73 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 31 | 11:50-14:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 81 kg Group B and Men's 96 kg Group B

Jul 31 | 15:50-18:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 81 kg Group A
Men's 81 kg Victory Ceremony

Jul 31 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 96 kg Group A
Men's 96 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 1 | 13:50-16:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 76 kg Group B

Aug 1 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 76 kg Group A
Women's 76 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 2 | 11:50-14:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 87 kg Group B and Women's +87 kg Group B

Aug 2 | 15:50-18:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's 87 kg Group A
Women's 87 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 2 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Women's +87 kg Group A
Women's +87 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 3 | 13:50-16:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 109 kg Group B

Aug 3 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's 109 kg Group A
Men's 109 kg Victory Ceremony

Aug 4 | 13:50-16:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's +109 kg Group B

Aug 4 | 19:50-22:00
Tokyo International Forum
Men's +109 kg Group A
Men's +109 kg Victory Ceremony

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