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Welcome to the ultimate Weightlifting Quiz!

Are you prepared to flex your mental muscles and prove that you’re a weightlifting whiz?

Our challenging questions will put your lifting knowledge to the ultimate test.

Keep track of your correct answers, and check our result table to see your performance.

So, grab your lifting belt, warm up your mind, and let’s see if you can lift your way to the top with your weightlifting trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. In Olympic weightlifting, which lift is performed first?

  • A) Clean and Jerk
  • B) Snatch
  • C) Deadlift

2. Who was the first woman to win gold in weightlifting at the Olympics?

  • A) Lidia Valentin
  • B) Chen Yanqing
  • C) Tara Nott

3. In which year was weightlifting added to the Olympics?

  • A) 1896
  • B) 1912
  • C) 1920

4. What three criteria are used by judges to evaluate lifting techniques?

  • A) Power, speed, and strength
  • B) Flexibility, balance, and endurance
  • C) Technique, style, and control

5. How wide is the standard Olympic barbell?

  • A) 6 feet
  • B) 7 feet
  • C) 8 feet

6. What does ‘PR’ stand for in weightlifting?

  • A) Power Ratio
  • B) Personal Record
  • C) Progressive Resistance

7. What is the most common grip used for the snatch?

  • A) Hook grip
  • B) Overhand grip
  • C) Mixed grip

8. Which muscle group does the deadlift primarily target?

  • A) Quadriceps
  • B) Hamstrings
  • C) Glutes

9. Who holds the current world record for the heaviest deadlift?

  • A) Eddie Hall
  • B) Hafthor Bjornsson
  • C) Zydrunas Savickas

10. What is the technique used in weightlifting where the athlete jerks the barbell overhead?

  • A) Hang snatch
  • B) Power clean
  • C) Push jerk

11. In which weight class can a male athlete weighing 85 kg compete in the Olympics?

  • A) 81 kg
  • B) 96 kg
  • C) 102 kg

12. What is the bottom position of a squat called?

  • A) The pit
  • B) The hole
  • C) The pocket

13. Which of the following is not a type of grip used in weightlifting?

  • A) Supinated grip
  • B) Pronated grip
  • C) Underwater grip

14. What does ‘AMRAP’ stand for in weightlifting?

  • A) As Many Reps As Possible
  • B) All Muscles Remain Active
  • C) Another Major Record Attained

15. Which legendary weightlifter completed a “Double Grand Slam” by winning the World Championships and Olympic gold medals in both the 60 kg and 67.5 kg weight categories?

  • A) Naim Süleymanoğlu
  • B) Pyrros Dimas
  • C) Vasiliy Alekseyev

16. What is the term used for lifting the barbell from the ground to the shoulders in one motion?

  • A) Clean
  • B) Jerk
  • C) Snatch

17. Which weightlifting technique is characterized by the lifter jumping or shifting their feet out wide to maintain balance?

  • A) Power jerk
  • B) Split jerk
  • C) Push press

18. What is the minimum age for participating in weightlifting at the Summer Olympics?

  • A) 14
  • B) 16
  • C) 18

19. In which country did the first modern weightlifting competition take place in 1891?

  • A) Germany
  • B) England
  • C) France

20. Which weightlifting accessory helps lifters maintain proper wrist alignment and provides support during heavy lifts?

  • A) Weightlifting belt
  • B) Lifting straps
  • C) Wrist wraps

21. How many attempts does a lifter get at each lift in an Olympic weightlifting competition?

  • A) 2
  • B) 3
  • C) 4

22. The snatch primarily targets which muscle group?

  • A) Chest
  • B) Shoulders
  • C) Quadriceps

23. What percentage of body weight should a lifter be able to squat in order to qualify for the Olympics?

  • A) 50% or more
  • B) 75% or more
  • C) 100% or more

24. Before the addition of the clean and jerk, what kind of competition was weightlifting?

  • A) One-hand lift competition
  • B) Two-hand lift competition
  • C) Deadlift competition

25. Who set a world record with a 263.5 kg clean and jerk in the 105 kg weight class in 2016?

  • A) Ruslan Nurudinov
  • B) Lasha Talakhadze
  • C) Ilya Ilyin

26. Why was weightlifting discontinued in the 1904 and 1908 Olympics?

  • A) Equipment shortage
  • B) Injury concerns
  • C) Lack of international representation

27. In weightlifting, what does the acronym ‘CJ’ stand for?

  • A) Complete Jerk
  • B) Clean and Jerk
  • C) Continuous Jumps

28. What is the most important rule when learning how to lift heavy weights?

  • A) Proper form
  • B) Repetition
  • C) Speed

29. Which country has won the most Olympic gold medals in weightlifting?

  • A) United States
  • B) China
  • C) Soviet Union

30. Who was the first male weightlifter to win gold medals in three different Olympics?

  • A) Pyrros Dimas
  • B) Naim Süleymanoğlu
  • C) Halil Mutlu

31. Which of the following is not a weight class in Olympic weightlifting for men?

  • A) 73 kg
  • B) 94 kg
  • C) 109 kg

32. Who was the first weightlifter to clean and jerk over triple body weight?

  • A) Naim Süleymanoğlu
  • B) Vasily Alekseyev
  • C) Anatoly Pisarenko

33. What accessory is used by weightlifters to prevent the barbell from slipping out of their hands during heavy lifts?

  • A) Lifting straps
  • B) Chalk
  • C) Grip pads


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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