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Questions tagged [weightlifting]

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Why didn't Lu Xiaojun get to lift 177kg at the 2012 London Olympic Games? [closed]

See video here. Why didn't the jury overturn the decision for Lu Xiaojun's attempt at 177kg at the 2012 London Olympic Games when he missed the minute countdown due to a "tactical hiccup"? "......
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What were the results of the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class?

I'm looking for the list of names and scores for the competitors in the 2012 European Junior Weightlifting Championships 85kg A Class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmAEMcSGiPo I managed to reverse ...
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Why, specifically, is George Asanidze's record not 181kg?

Do the official olympic weightlifting rules really not count 1kg increments? Why? Seems like unit and fractional weights should count. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnR2JoCDfXs&t=6m6s
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Where do the terms “dead lift” and “dead row” come from?

Dead lifts and dead rows are basic moves we do with weights. I understand "lift" and "row", but why is the word "dead" used as an adjective?
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Greatest weight ever lifted (with good evidence)

It is widely reported that Paul Anderson lifted 6270lbs in a "backlift", but I have never seen a photo of this event and it seems that perhaps the story is exaggerated. So my question is, what is the ...