Weightlifting is a sport with a long history, in which the barbell is raised above the head with both hands, and the weight of the barbell is the basis of victory or defeat. Modern weightlifting began in Europe in the 18th century, and there are often weightlifting performances in circuses in London, England. At the beginning of the 19th century, a weightlifting club was established in England. Men's weightlifting was listed as an official event at the first Olympic Games. In 1987, the World Weightlifting Championships began to set up women's events, and it was not until the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games that women's weightlifting was listed as a formal event. Weightlifters have to complete two weightlifting movements: the snatch and the clean and jerk.
At first, there were metal balls at both ends of the barbell, the weight could not be adjusted, and the game was decided by the number of times. Later, Attila (Luis Atila) of Italy hollowed out the metal ball and adjusted the quality by adding iron or lead to the ball. In 1910 Berg (Casper Berg) changed the metal ball into metal sheets of different weights and sizes. As a result, barbells have become an indispensable part of the design of weightlifting medals.
This weightlifting medal also with barbells design on front side,below are more details.
Antique brass plating
Soft enamel front side
Smooth back with raised text
Custom printing lanyard attached
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