Year 9 – 13
Open or School?
Intention to Enter Date:
05 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
Weightlifting is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The London Youth Games weightlifting is one of our most consistent sports for producing major event medallists with Zoe Smith the latest in a line of champions with a Bronze, Silver and Gold at Commonwealth Games.
Olympic Weightlifting made its first appearance in the 1896 Olympics. However, it was not until 1920 that it was permanently established as an Olympic Sport. In those first Olympics there were no weight categories and instead athletes competed in the heaviest 1-arm and 2-arm lift.
GET in touch to compete
To get involved in open competitions, you will need to contact the Borough Team Organiser (BTO) in your borough or via the LYG App where you can register your interest.
Only a BTO or nominated Team Manager can enter a team into a competition. A borough can enter any number of Borough/ Open/ Schools competitions with a maximum of 1 team per competition.
A competitor is eligible to represent a borough if they are a resident or attend a school or college of further education in that borough. You cannot represent more than one borough in the same competition but competitors are allowed to compete for different boroughs in different competitions.