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.
Apart from training, the club holds many social events for example movie nights and pot-luck dinners. Frequent meetings discuss the aims of the club, its progress and selecting new committee members through elections. The club receives Sinners tickets which is held in 601 and is a great time to mingle with members of both the weightlifting club and other university-associated sports clubs.