Olympic Weightlifting

Saints Weightlifting is a safe and inclusive environment for those new to lifting weight or those more experienced. With a range of ability the club will help you on your weightlifting journey.

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University of St Andrews Olympic Weightlifting Club

Weightlifting has an interesting history, practised in both Ancient Egypt and Greece. Although men’s weightlifting has always been routine in the Olympic Games, as of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, women can now compete! The competitors perform the snatch, clean and jerk in their independent weight categories.

The Olympic Weightlifting Club is open to everyone, whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned professional. Training embodies an incredibly sociable, animated and uplifting atmosphere. We aim to improve both physical and mental health in a nurturing environment

Club sessions

Day Time Session Location
Tuesday 18:00-19:30 Beginners Performance Suite
Tuesday 19:30-21:00 Int/Advanced Performance Suite
Wednesday 19:00-20:30 Int/Advanced (uncoached) Performance Suite
Thursday 19:00-20:15 Mixed 1 Performance Suite
Thursday 20:15-21:30 Mixed 2 Performance Suite
Saturday 12:00-13:30 Beginners Performance Suite
Saturday 13:30-15:00 Int/Advanced Performance Suite
Sunday 13:30-15:00 Int/Advanced (uncoached) Performance Suite

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Join Saints Weightlifting

All matriculated students at the University can join the Olympic Weightlifting Club.

Join our alumni network

If you are a graduate from St Andrews and a former member of the Olympic Weightlifting Club we would love to hear from you, and would encourage you to join our ever expanding network of alumni. If you would like to be kept up to date with news, activities and events from Saints Weightlifting, please ensure we hold the correct information and contact details for you by completing our short online form.

Support the Olympic Weightlifting Club

By supporting Saints Weightlifting you will be helping the club provide extra equipment, kit, clothing, additional training and transport provision, competition officials or extra coaching, that will add greater value, more opportunities and a better experience for our students.