A discipline that not only requires strength, but also concentration, technique and a lot of discipline. Live a new experience at the Pan American Games with snatch and clean and jerk. These spectacular categories might look similar to the public, but involve different techniques.
History Weightlifting has been on the Olympic program since the first modern Games in 1896. It was practiced by ancient Egyptian and Greek societies as a way to measure strength and power. It became a sport in the nineteenth century.