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Weightlifting at 2024 Olympics: Full Results, Review & Final Stats [Live Update from Olympic Games in Paris, France]

What Is It?

This summer Paris will host the 33rd Olympic Games which are scheduled from 26 July to 11 August 2024, with the weightlifting competitions will be held from 7 to 11 August at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. 

It needs to be mentioned that some significant changes were made in the weightlifting program. Namely, the number of weight categories was cut from 14 like in Tokyo to 10. The total number of weightlifters is 120, with an equal split between male and female contenders, who will compete in each of the ten weight divisions.

Also, the qualified National Olympic Committee permits to enter a maximum of 3 weightlifters per gender, with one in each weight category at the maximum.

Now what about the Olympic weight classes that will compete at the Olympics in Paris this year. Just 4 categories coincide with the 2020 Games in Tokyo: Men’s 61 kg and 73 kg, and Women’s 49 kg and 59 kg. Generally, there will be the following weight divisions:


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Men’s – 61 kg, 73 kg, 89 kg, 102 kg, and 102+ kg;

Women’s – 49 kg, 59 kg, 71 kg, 81 kg, and 81+ kg.

When Does It Take Place?

Paris will become the second city, after London, to host the Summer Olympics three times. Paris 2024 will mark the centennial anniversary of Paris 1924, and these Olympic Games will be the sixth hosted by France – three in summer and three in winter, and the first French Olympics since the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

The program of the 2024 Summer Olympics will feature 329 events in 32 sports, with an opening ceremony held at the Jardins du Trocadéro and the Seine, and the closing ceremony at Stade de France. The weightlifting events will be held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, namely South Paris Arena.

Who Participates?

In Olympic weightlifting,120 athletes will compete in Paris in total, which is a drop compared to 196 in Tokyo and a drop from the 260 at London 2012 and Rio 2016. As the host country, France gets four quota places: two for men and two for women.

Olympic Games Weightlifting Schedule

Wednesday 07 August:

15:00 – Men’s 61kg

19:30 – Women’s 49kg

Thursday 08 August:

15:00 – Women’s 59kg

19:30 – Men’s 73kg

Friday 09 August:

15:00 – Men’s 89kg

19:30 – Women’s 71kg

Saturday 10 August:

11:30 – Men’s 102kg

16:00 – Women’s 81kg

20:30 – Men’s +102kg

Sunday 11 August:

11:30 – Women’s +81kg

All-Time Medal Table by Country

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General Review

“Games wide open” – this is the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games slogan. This time Paris will ensure the Games will be more responsible, more inclusive, and more spectacular than ever before. Everyone is anticipating this grand event, as Paris proved its cutting-edge approach of being an Olympic host in the past for three times already. 

In 1900, women athletes were involved for the first time ever at the Paris Olympic Games; in 1924, when Paris became the first city to host two separate Olympics. And this year, when 50% of all athletes are women, making Paris the first host to achieve gender equality in the Olympic Games history.

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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