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 first women's events were introduced in 2002. Between 1990 and 2002 a medal was awarded for each of the snatch and clean and jerk phases and for the combined total, offering as many as 46 gold medals in 2002.[1] Since 2006 medals have only been awarded based on the combined total of both of these phases, as is the case at the Olympics. Since 2002 para powerlifting events have been contested at the Commonwealth Games and the sports results counted under weightlifting in its first three iterations.

Editions

Games Year Host city Host county(ies)/province(s)/territory(ies)/state(s) Host country Best nation/s
IV 1950 Auckland Auckland  New Zealand  Malaya
V 1954 Vancouver British Columbia  Canada  Canada
VI 1958 Cardiff Glamorganshire  Wales  Singapore
VII 1962 Perth Western Australia  Australia  England
VIII 1966 Kingston Surrey  Jamaica  England
IX 1970 Edinburgh Midlothian  Scotland  England
X 1974 Christchurch Canterbury  New Zealand  Australia,  England
XI 1978 Edmonton Alberta  Canada  Australia
XII 1982 Brisbane Queensland  Australia  England
XIII 1986 Edinburgh Midlothian  Scotland  Australia
XIV 1990 Auckland Auckland  New Zealand  India
XV 1994 Victoria British Columbia  Canada  Australia
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur Selangor  Malaysia  Australia
XVII 2002 Manchester Greater Manchester  England  India
XVIII 2006 Melbourne Victoria  Australia  Australia
XIX 2010 New Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi  India  Nigeria
XX 2014 Glasgow Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire  Scotland  Nigeria
XXI 2018 Gold Coast Queensland  Australia  India
XXII 2022 Birmingham West Midlands  England
XXIII 2026 Melbourne Victoria  Australia

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2018 Commonwealth Games

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia (AUS)595248159
2 India (IND)434834125
3 England (ENG)434825116
4 Canada (CAN)303442106
5 Nigeria (NGR)20222062
6 New Zealand (NZL)12121640
7 Wales (WAL)10122345
8 Nauru (NRU)1012931
9 Malaysia (MAS)1051631
10 Cameroon (CMR)102719
11 Samoa (SAM)78318
12 Papua New Guinea (PNG)45312
13 Singapore (SIN)4138
14 Scotland (SCO)25916
15 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)2349
16 Malaysia (MAL)2327
17 Pakistan (PAK)1438
18 South Africa (RSA)1359
19 Barbados (BAR)1304
 Sri Lanka (SRI)1304
21 Fiji (FIJ)1023
22 Cyprus (CYP)1001
 Ghana (GHA)1001
 Kiribati (KIR)1001
25 Guyana (GUY)0224
26 Seychelles (SEY)0112
27 Kenya (KEN)0044
28 Jamaica (JAM)0011
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)0011
 Solomon Islands (SOL)0011
Totals (30 nations)276288284848

Games records

Men

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Games Place Ref
–55 kg
Snatch 110 kg Standard
Clean & jerk 142 kg Aniq Kasdan  Malaysia 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [2]
Total 248 kg Standard
–61 kg
Snatch 127 kg Muhamad Aznil Bidin  Malaysia 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [3]
Clean & Jerk 158 kg Muhamad Aznil Bidin  Malaysia 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [3]
Total 285 kg Muhamad Aznil Bidin  Malaysia 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [3]
–67 kg
Snatch 140 kg Jeremy Lalrinnunga  India 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [4]
Clean & jerk 166 kg Vaipava Ioane  Samoa 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [4]
Total 300 kg Jeremy Lalrinnunga  India 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [4]
–73 kg
Snatch 143 kg Achinta Sheuli  India 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [5]
Clean & jerk 166 kg Standard
Total 313 kg Achinta Sheuli  India 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [5]
–81 kg
Snatch 147 kg Standard
Clean & jerk 183 kg Standard
Total 325 kg Chris Murray  England 1 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [6]
–96 kg
Snatch 171 kg Don Opeloge  Samoa 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [7]
Clean & jerk 210 kg Don Opeloge  Samoa 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [7]
Total 381 kg Don Opeloge  Samoa 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [7]
–109 kg
Snatch 166 kg Standard
Clean & jerk 209 kg Standard
Total 369 kg Standard
+109 kg
Snatch 173 kg Nooh Dastgir Butt  Pakistan 3 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [8]
Clean & jerk 232 kg Nooh Dastgir Butt  Pakistan 3 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [8]
Total 405 kg Nooh Dastgir Butt  Pakistan 3 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [8]

Women

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Games Place Ref
–49 kg
Snatch 88 kg Saikhom Mirabai Chanu  India 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [9]
Clean & jerk 113 kg Saikhom Mirabai Chanu  India 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [9]
Total 201 kg Saikhom Mirabai Chanu  India 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [9]
–55 kg
Snatch 92 kg Adijat Olarinoye  Nigeria 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [10]
Clean & jerk 116 kg Bindyarani Sorokhaibam  India 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [10]
Total 203 kg Adijat Olarinoye  Nigeria 30 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [10]
–59 kg
Snatch 90 kg Rafiatu Lawal  Nigeria 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [11]
Clean & jerk 116 kg Rafiatu Lawal  Nigeria 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [11]
Total 206 kg Rafiatu Lawal  Nigeria 31 July 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [11]
–64 kg
Snatch 101 kg Maude Charron  Canada 1 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [12]
Clean & jerk 130 kg Maude Charron  Canada 1 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [12]
Total 231 kg Maude Charron  Canada 1 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [12]
–71 kg
Snatch 103 kg Sarah Davies  England 1 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [13]
Clean & jerk 126 kg Sarah Davies  England 1 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [13]
Total 229 kg Sarah Davies  England 1 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [13]
–76 kg
Snatch 101 kg Standard
Clean & jerk 128 kg Maya Laylor  Canada 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [14]
Total 228 kg Maya Laylor  Canada 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [14]
–87 kg
Snatch 110 kg Eileen Cikamatana  Australia 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [15]
Clean & jerk 145 kg Eileen Cikamatana  Australia 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [15]
Total 255 kg Eileen Cikamatana  Australia 2 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [15]
+87 kg
Snatch 124 kg Emily Campbell  England 3 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [16]
Clean & jerk 162 kg Emily Campbell  England 3 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [16]
Total 286 kg Emily Campbell  England 3 August 2022 2022 Games England Marston Green, England [16]

Historical records

Men (1998–2018)

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Games Place Ref
–56 kg
Snatch 116 kg Azroy Hazalwafie  Malaysia 5 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [17]
Clean & jerk 145 kg Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim  Malaysia 30 July 2002 2002 Games England Manchester, Great Britain
Total 261 kg Azroy Hazalwafie  Malaysia 5 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [17]
–62 kg
Snatch 132 kg Talha Talib  Pakistan 5 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [18]
Clean & Jerk 167 kg Marcus Stephen  Nauru 16 September 1998 1998 Games Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Total 292 kg Marcus Stephen  Nauru 16 September 1998 1998 Games Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
–69 kg
Snatch 146 kg Katulu Ravi Kumar  India 6 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
Clean & jerk 175 kg Katulu Ravi Kumar  India 6 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
Total 321 kg Katulu Ravi Kumar  India 6 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
–77 kg
Snatch 149 kg Sathish Sivalingam  India 27 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [19]
Clean & jerk 187 kg Damian Brown  Australia 17 September 1998 1998 Games Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Total 328 kg Sathish Sivalingam  India 27 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [19]
–85 kg
Snatch 157 kg Stephen Ward  England 18 September 1998 1998 Games Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Clean & jerk 193 kg Shujauddin Malik  Pakistan 20 March 2006 2006 Games Australia Melbourne, Australia [20]
Total 347 kg Leon Griffin  England 18 September 1998 1998 Games Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
–94 kg
Snatch 168 kg Boady Santavy  Canada 8 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [21]
Clean & jerk 216 kg Steven Kari  Papua New Guinea 8 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [21]
Total 370 kg Kiril Kounev  Australia 18 September 1998 1998 Games Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
–105 kg
Snatch 167 kg Akos Sandor  Canada 19 September 1998 1998 Games Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Clean & jerk 210 kg Delroy McQueen  England 2 August 2002 2002 Games England Manchester, Great Britain
Total 375 kg Delroy McQueen  England 2 August 2002 2002 Games England Manchester, Great Britain
+105 kg
Snatch 180 kg Giles Greenwood  England 3 August 2002 2002 Games England Manchester, Great Britain
Clean & jerk 229 kg George Kobaladze  Canada 31 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [22]
Total 403 kg David Liti  New Zealand 9 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [23]

Women (1998–2018)

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Games Place Ref
–48 kg
Snatch 86 kg Saikhom Mirabai Chanu  India 5 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [24]
Clean & jerk 110 kg Saikhom Mirabai Chanu  India 5 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [24]
Total 196 kg Saikhom Mirabai Chanu  India 5 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [24]
–53 kg
Snatch 84 kg Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu  India 6 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [25]
Clean & jerk 111 kg Dika Toua  Papua New Guinea 25 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [26]
Total 193 kg Dika Toua  Papua New Guinea 25 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [26]
–58 kg
Snatch 93 kg Michaela Breeze  Wales 26 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [27]
Clean & jerk 118 kg Zoe Smith  England 26 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [27]
Total 210 kg Zoe Smith  England 26 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [27]
–63 kg
Snatch 100 kg Michaela Breeze  Wales 19 March 2006 2006 Games Australia Melbourne, Australia [28]
Clean & jerk 122 kg Maude Charron  Canada 7 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [29]
Total 220 kg Michaela Breeze  Wales 19 March 2006 2006 Games Australia Melbourne, Australia [28]
–69 kg
Snatch 105 kg Christine Girard  Canada 8 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
Clean & jerk 132 kg Jeane Lassen  Canada 20 March 2006 2006 Games Australia Melbourne, Australia [30]
Total 235 kg Christine Girard  Canada 8 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
–75 kg
Snatch 110 kg Hadiza Zakari  Nigeria 9 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
Clean & jerk 140 kg Marie-Ève Beauchemin-Nadeau  Canada 29 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [31]
Total 250 kg Marie-Ève Beauchemin-Nadeau  Canada 29 July 2014 2014 Games Scotland Glasgow, Great Britain [31]
–90 kg
Snatch 104 kg Kaity Fassina  Australia 9 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [32]
Clean & jerk 130 kg Eileen Cikamatana  Fiji 9 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [32]
Total 233 kg Eileen Cikamatana  Fiji 9 April 2018 2018 Games Australia Gold Coast, Australia [32]
+90 kg
Snatch 125 kg Ele Opeloge  Samoa 10 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
Clean & jerk 160 kg Ele Opeloge  Samoa 10 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India
Total 285 kg Ele Opeloge  Samoa 10 October 2010 2010 Games India Delhi, India

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