Are You Geeky Enough To Be A Weightlifter

Are You Geeky Enough To Be A Weightlifter?

A friend of mine once told me: “If you’re going to do something, at least do it right.” I agree with him 100%. So here are some facts about weightlifting that might interest you!

1) The first person to lift a barbell was a Greek gym teacher named Aristides Lygidos (who weighed only 110 pounds).

2) There have been over 2,000 weightlifters who competed in the Olympics.

Only two of them were women: Annie Thorisdottir (1932) and Doris Day (1958).

3) The first Olympic Games held in 1896 had no women competitors.

They did hold their games in 1900 and 1908, but they didn’t include any weightlifting events.

4) The first female weightlifter was Helen Stephens (1892–1946), who won gold medals in both the Junior and Senior World Championships.

She lifted weights because she loved sports and wanted to compete against men. Her coach, William J. Ladd, believed that if women could lift heavy things, then they would be able to do many other jobs too!

5) In 1960, an American weightlifter by the name of Tommy Kono was the first person to clean and jerk more than four hundred pounds.

6) In 2016, a British weightlifter called David L Parkway became the first man to lift 1,000lbs!

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Well done, David!

7) In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the heaviest weight class was called “super heavyweight”.

In 2012, it was renamed to the simpler “heavyweight class”.

8) The United States of America is the best country in weightlifting.

9) It takes a lot of skill to lift a barbell.

If you want to be a good weightlifter, then you need to master three types of lifts: the snatch, the clean and jerk, and the squat.

10) A weightlifter called Norik Vardanian once bent the barbell so much during a competition that it gave him a hernia! He still managed to lift it, though!

Well, that’s all I have for you today.

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