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Olympic Weightlifting

The Olympics games are the leading international event for sports, and weightlifting is a crucial part of it. Here students will learn about the Olympic weightlifting records. Students will be aware of the different weightlifting competitions. Also, they will get knowledge about the Indian weightlifting federation.

What Is Weightlifting?

Weightlifting is a kind of sport. It requires coordination, speed, and balance.

Weightlifting game

New Delhi is the headquarters of the Indian Weightlifting Federation. Indian Olympic Association gets affiliated with the Indian federation. Mr Sahdev Yadav is the present general secretary of the Indian Weightlifting Federation.

There are five types of body weight used in the Olympic weightlifting Games.

  • Feather Weight - 60 kg
  • Light Weight - 67.5 kg
  • Middle Weight - 75 kg
  • Light-Heavy Weight - 82.5 kg
  • Heavy Weight - 90 kg
  • In 1972 Fly Weight - 52 kg
  • Super Heavyweight - over 110 kg

Total Medals Won by Indian Weightlifters in Major Tournaments:

Competition Gold Silve Bronze Total
Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
World Championships Final 3 8 5 16
World Championships 4 20 10 34
Asian Games 0 5 9 14
Commonwealth Games 43 48 34 125
Tota 50 80 59 189

Notable Performance at Summer Olympics Weightlifting Game:

Year Event Player Result
2004 Women’s 48 kg Kunjarani Devi 4th
2012 Women's 48 kg Ngangbam Soniya Chanu 7th
2020 Women's 49 kg Saikhom Mirabai Chanu 2nd

Measuring Weight

Question 1:

Bapi Decides to Take Part in the Olympic Games for Weightlifting and Research About Types of Body Weight Used in the Olympic Games. Then Answer the Following Question:

  1. Weight for Featherweight Is:
    1. 60 G
    2. 60000 Hg
    3. 6000 Dag
    4. 6 kg
  2. Weight for a Heavyweight Is:
    1. 900 kg
    2. 9 G
    3. 90000 Dag
    4. 900 Hg
  3. 900 Hg
    1. 52000 G
    2. 52 Hg
    3. 520 Dag
    4. 5200 Hg
  4. Weight for Middleweight Is:
    1. 7500 kg
    2. 750 Hg
    3. 75 G
    4. 75000 Dag
  5. Weight Difference Between Featherweight and Middle Weight Is:
    1. 15000 G
    2. 150 Hg
    3. 15 Dag
    4. 1500 kg

Answer 1:

  1. In Olympic Games, the Feather Weight is 60 kg.
  2. Now, 60 kg = (60 × 10) hg = 600 hg
    60 kg = (60 × 100) dag = 6000 dag
    60 kg = (60 × 1000) g = 60000 g
    So, 60 kg = 6000 dag
    The correct option is option III) 6000 dag.

  3. In Olympic Games, the Weight for heavy Weight is 90 kg.
  4. Now, 90 kg = (90 × 10) hg = 900 hg
    90 kg = (90 × 100) dag = 9000 dag
    90 kg = (90 × 1000) g = 90000 g
    So, 90 kg = 900 hg
    The correct option is option IV) 900 hg.

  5. In Olympic Games, the Weight of the flyweight in 1972 was 52 kg.
  6. Now, 52 kg = (52 × 10) hg = 520 hg
    52 kg = (52 × 100) dag = 5200 dag
    52 kg = (52 × 1000) g = 52000 g
    So, 52 kg = 52000 g
    The correct option is option I) 52000 g.

  7. In Olympic Games, the Weight for Middle Weight is 75 kg.
  8. Now, 75 kg = (75 × 10) hg = 750 hg
    75 kg = (75 × 100) dag = 7500 dag
    75 kg = (75 × 1000) g = 75000 g
    So, 75 kg = 750 hg
    The correct option is option II) 750 hg.

  9. In Olympic Games, the Weight for Feather Weight = 60 kg and for Weight for Middle Weight is 75 kg
  10. Then the difference = (75 – 60) kg = 15 kg
    Now, 15 kg = (15 × 10) hg = 150 hg
    15 kg = (15 × 100) dag = 1500 dag
    15 kg = (15 × 1000) g = 15000 g
    So, 15 kg = 15000 g
    The correct option is option I) 15000 g.

Subtracting Numbers

Question 2:

Moni Read About Summer Olympics in an Article. In 2000, There Are Two Players, Karnam Malleswari and Sanamacha Chanu, in Weightlifting. Then What Is the Weight Difference Between Two Events (in Grams)?

2000 Women's 69 kg Karnam Malleswari 3rd
  Women's 53 kg Sanamacha Chanu 6th

Answer 2:

In 2000,
Karnam Malleswari achieved 3rd rank in the event Women’s 69 kg, and Sanamacha Chanu earned 6th position in the event Women’s 53 kg.

Now, the weight difference = (69 – 53) kg
= 16 kg
= (16 × 1000) g
= 16000 g
So, the weight difference between the two events is 16000 g.

Vertical Bar Graph

Question 3:

Puja Reads in Class 4. She Collects Some Information About the Medals Won by Indian Weightlifters in Commonwealth Games and Arranged Them on a Bar Graph.

The Data Are Given Below:
Gold: 43, Silver: 48, Bronze: 34.

  1. Draw the Vertical Bar Graph of the Given Data.
  2. In Commonwealth Games, India Collects the Greatest Number of Medals (From the Graph)
    1. Gold
    2. Silver
    3. Bronze
  3. In Commonwealth Games, India Collects the Lowest Number of Medals (From the Graph)
    1. Gold
    2. Silver
    3. Bronze

Answer 3:

  1. The required bar graph is as follows:
  2. Vertical bar graph
  3. From the graph, India collects the greatest number of silver medals, 48.
  4. So, the correct option is option II) Silver.

  5. From the graph, India collects the lowest number of medals in Bronze, 34.
  6. From the graph, India collects the lowest number of medals in Bronze, 34.

Tally Marks Questions

Question 4:

Mita Reads an Article About Weightlifting Games. She Collects Some Information About the Medals Won by Indian Weightlifters in World Championships Final and Represented Them with a Tally Chart.

The Data Are Given Below:

Gold: 3, Silver: 8, Bronze: 5

  1. Draw the Tally Chart.
  2. Then Read the Tally Chart and Answer the Following Question:

  3. The Total Number of Medals in the World Championships Final Is:
    1. 15
    2. 16
    3. 14
    4. 12
  4. She Observes That the Maximum Number of Medals Present In:
    1. Bronze
    2. Silver
    3. Gold

Answer 4:

  1. Medals Number Tally Marks
    Gold 3
    Tally marks symbol
    Silver 8
    Tally marks symbol
    Bronze 5
    Tally marks symbol
  2. The total number of medals in the World championships Final is
    = 3 + 8 + 5
    =16
    The correct option is option II) 16.
  3. In the World championships Final, the maximum number of medals
    we get is Silver, and the number is 8.
    So, the correct option is option II) Silver.
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