|Fancy a go at Weightlifting?|
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Britain has won a grand total of seven Olympic medals in weightlifting, the last coming at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
Here's our guide to the sport.
For both lifts, competitors lift long metal bars with metal weights attached at either end.
Most of the power required for weightlifting comes from the back, rather than the arms and legs.
And we're talking serious power - lifters can carry as much as three times their own body weight!
For young people, the sport is all about learning a new technique - it takes a very long time to get to the heavy stuff!
If you want to have a go, the British Amateur Weightlifting Association is the best place to find out more.
British Amateur Weightlifting Association
BWLA - administration officer