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Weightlifting is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 1950. It is a core sport and must be included in the sporting programme of each edition of the Games. A total of 17 events were contested at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, 8 for men 7 for women and two powerlifting events.
The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.The event was first held in 1930, and has taken place every four years since then. The Commonwealth Games were known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966, and British Commonwealth Games …
COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDALLISTS - WEIGHTLIFTING First held in 1950. The number of lifts was reduced from 3 (press, snatch & clean and jerk) to 2 (snatch & clean and jerk) in 1974. From 1990 to 2002 separate medals were awarded for snatch & clean and jerk as well as for the combined total.
After four editions of the 'British Empire & Commonwealth Games' the competition, now with 42 nations compared to an initial 11, was renamed the British Commonwealth Games. Louis Martin and Precious McKenzie both won gold in weightlifting whilst in lawn bowls David Bryant retained his men's singles title, eight years after winning it.
The IX Games from the 16th to the 25th of July, 1970 in Edinburgh will be remembered for a number of firsts. It was the first time that metric distances and electronic photo-finish technology were employed at the Games and also the first time that HM Queen Elizabeth II …
New Zealand (abbreviated NZL) sent a team of 65 competitors and 19 officials to the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, which were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Les Mills was the flagbearer at the opening ceremony, and Harry Kent at the closing ceremony.CGA: New Zealand Olympic Committee