Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote the sport of weightlifting in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Association will accomplish this by providing leadership in the developing and coordination of services and programs designed to meed the needsĀ  of the weightlifting community.

Olympic Weightlifting

“Weighting is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which participants attempt a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The two competition lifts in order are the snatch and the clean and jerk. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Bodyweight categories are different for women and men. A lifter who fails to complete at least one successful snatch and one successful clean and jerk also fails to ‘total’ and therefore receives an ‘incomplete’ entry for the competition.” – Wikipedia