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Weightlifting, likewise called Olympic-style weightlifting, or Olympic weightlifting, is an athletic train in the cutting edge Olympic program in which the competitor endeavors a greatest weight single lift of a barbell stacked with weight plates.

 The two rivalry lifts all together are the snatch and the clean and jerk. The snatch is a wide grasp one move lift. The Clean and Jerk is a nearby grasp two move lift. Every weightlifter gets three endeavors in each, and the joined aggregate of the most noteworthy two effective lifts decides the general outcome inside a bodyweight classification. Bodyweight classifications are distinctive for male and female contenders. A lifter who neglects to finish no less than one effective snatch and one fruitful clean and jerk additionally neglects to add up to, and along these lines gets an "inadequate" section for the opposition. The clean and press was at one time an opposition lift, however was stopped because of troubles in judging legitimate shape.

In correlation with other quality games, which test restrict quality (with or without lifting helps), weightlifting tests parts of human ballistic breaking points (unstable quality); the lifts are subsequently executed quicker—and with greater portability and a more noteworthy scope of movement amid their execution—than other quality developments. Legitimately executed, the snatch and the clean and jerk are both dynamic and dangerous while seeming smooth, particularly when seen from a chronicle at a hindered speed.

 While there are moderately couple of focused Olympic weightlifters, the lifts performed in the game of weightlifting, and specifically their part lifts (e.g. squats, deadlifts, cleans), are generally utilized by first class competitors in different games to prepare for both unstable and practical quality.