Weightlifting at the Pacific Games has been contested since 1966 when it was included as one of twelve sports at the Second South Pacific Games held in Nouméa, New Caledonia.^{[1]} A weightlifting competition for women was introduced in 1995 for the games in Papeete.
In accordance with the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) classifications, there are presently eight weight classes for the men's competition and seven for the women's competition at the Pacific Games (known as the South Pacific Games prior to 2009).
Weightlifting has also been included in many of the Pacific Mini Games, starting with the third edition held at Nuku'alofa in 1989.
The weight classes contested at each Pacific Games for weightlifting are listed in the table below. The nationality of the gold medal winner for the combined total in each class is indicated by a flag icon and three letter country code, where this information is known; otherwise an (X) is used. Moving the cursor onto a country code with a dotted underline will reveal the name of the gold medal winner. A dash (–) indicates a weight division that was not contested.^{[A]}
Games | Host city | Weight class | Medal events |
Refs | ||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Fly | Bantam | Feather | Light | Middle | Light Heavy |
Middle Heavy |
First Heavy |
Heavy | Super Heavy | |||||
I | 1963 | Suva | Not contested in 1963 | | ||||||||||
– | 56 kg | 60 kg | 67.5 kg | 75 kg | 82.5 kg | 90 kg | – | 90 kg+ | – | |||||
II | 1966 | Nouméa | – | FIJ |
PNG |
FIJ |
WSM |
WSM |
FIJ |
– | FIJ |
– | 7 | ^{[B]} |
52 kg | 56 kg | 60 kg | 67.5 kg | 75 kg | 82.5 kg | 90 kg | – | 110 kg | 110 kg+ | |||||
III | 1969 | Port Moresby | NCL |
PNG |
PNG |
PNG |
WSM |
NCL |
FIJ |
– | FIJ |
NCL |
9 | ^{[4]} ^{[5]}^{[6]} |
IV | 1971 | Papeete | WSM |
PNG |
PNG |
PNG |
WSM |
FIJ |
WSM |
– | WSM |
NCL |
9 | ^{[7]} |
V | 1975 | Tumon | PNG |
WSM |
PNG |
PNG |
WSM |
WSM |
WSM |
– | WSM |
WSM |
9 | ^{[8]} |
52 kg | 56 kg | 60 kg | 67.5 kg | 75 kg | 82.5 kg | 90 kg | 100 kg | 110 kg | 110 kg+ | |||||
VI | 1979 | Suva | TAH |
WSM |
WSM |
WSM |
PNG |
TAH |
WSM |
WSM |
FIJ |
WSM |
10 | ^{[9]}^{[10]} |
VII | 1983 | Apia | X | WSM | X | X | X | X | X | X | FIJ |
X | 10 | ^{[11]} ^{[12]} |
VIII | 1987 | Nouméa | PNG |
PNG |
PNG |
WLF |
TAH |
PNG |
TAH |
TAH |
TAH |
WLF |
10 | ^{[13]} |
IX | 1991 | Port Moresby | PNG |
WSM |
WSM |
NRU |
WSM |
PNG |
ASM |
WSM |
ASM |
WSM |
30 | ^{[14]} |
54 kg | 59 kg | 64 kg | 70 kg | 76 kg | 83 kg | 91 kg | 99 kg | 108 kg | 108 kg+ | |||||
X | 1995 | Papeete | FIJ |
PNG |
PNG |
PNG |
FIJ |
WLF |
PNG |
COK |
NCL |
WLF |
30 | ^{[15]} |
– | 56 kg | 62 kg | 69 kg | 77 kg | 85 kg | 94 kg | – | 105 kg | 105 kg+ | |||||
XI | 1999 | Santa Rita | – | FSM |
NRU |
SAM |
NRU |
SAM |
NRU |
– | WLF |
NRU |
24 | ^{[16]} |
XII | 2003 | Suva | – | PNG |
FSM |
NRU |
FIJ |
KIR |
SAM |
– | NCL |
NRU |
24 | ^{[17]} |
XIII | 2007 | Apia | – | FSM |
NRU |
FIJ |
NRU |
SAM |
SAM |
– | SAM |
NRU |
24 | ^{[18]} |
XIV | 2011 | Nouméa | – | FIJ |
FSM |
NRU |
TON |
PNG |
SAM |
– | SAM |
NRU |
24 | ^{[19]} |
XV | 2015 | Port Moresby | – | FIJ |
PNG |
FSM |
PNG |
SAM |
PNG |
– | KIR |
NRU |
24 | ^{[20]} |
55 kg | 61 kg | 67 kg | 73 kg | 81 kg | 89 kg | 96 kg | 102 kg | 109 kg | 109 kg+ | |||||
XVI | 2019 | Apia | NRU |
PNG |
SAM |
AUS |
NZL |
SAM |
PNG |
KIR |
SAM |
TGA |
30 | ^{[21]} |
Games | Host city | Weight class | Medal events |
Refs | ||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Fly | Bantam | Feather | Light | Middle | Light Heavy |
Middle Heavy |
First Heavy |
Heavy | Super Heavy | |||||
– | – | 54 kg | 58 kg | 64 kg | 70 kg | 76 kg | 83 kg | – | 83 kg+ | |||||
X | 1995 | Papeete | – | – | TAH |
FIJ |
TAH |
TAH |
TAH |
TAH |
– | WLF |
21 | ^{[15]} |
– | 48 kg | 53 kg | 58 kg | 63 kg | 69 kg | 75 kg | – | – | 75 kg+ | |||||
XI | 1999 | Santa Rita | – | NRU |
NRU |
NRU |
FIJ |
PNG |
NRU |
– | – | NRU |
21 | ^{[16]} |
XII | 2003 | Suva | – | NRU |
PNG |
NRU |
FIJ |
NRU |
NRU |
– | – | NRU |
21 | ^{[22]} |
XIII | 2007 | Apia | – | NRU |
PNG |
PNG |
PLW |
PNG |
SAM |
– | – | SAM |
21 | ^{[18]} |
XIV | 2011 | Nouméa | – | PNG |
PNG |
FIJ |
PNG |
PNG |
SAM |
– | – | SAM |
21 | ^{[19]} |
XV | 2015 | Port Moresby | – | PNG |
AUS |
SOL |
AUS |
PNG |
SAM |
– | – | SAM |
21 | ^{[20]} |
45 kg | 49 kg | 55 kg | 59 kg | 64 kg | 71 kg | 76 kg | 81 kg | 87 kg | 87 kg+ | |||||
XVI | 2019 | Apia | KIR |
PNG |
SOL |
AUS |
AUS |
NRU |
NZL |
SAM |
AUS |
NZL |
30 | ^{[21]} |
Games | Host city | Weight class | Medal events |
Refs | ||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Fly | Bantam | Feather | Light | Middle | Light Heavy |
Middle Heavy |
First Heavy |
Heavy | Super Heavy | |||||
52 kg | 56 kg | 60 kg | 67.5 kg | 75 kg | 82.5 kg | 90 kg | 100 kg | 110 kg | 110 kg+ | |||||
III | 1989 | Nuku'alofa | X | X | NRU |
X | X | X | X | X | X | X | 30 | ^{[23]} |
54 kg | 59 kg | 64 kg | 70 kg | 76 kg | 83 kg | 91 kg | 99 kg | 108 kg | 108 kg+ | |||||
V | 1997 | Pago Pago | NRU |
PNG |
NRU |
NRU |
WSM |
FIJ |
– | NRU |
NCL |
ASM |
27 | ^{[24]} |
56 kg | 62 kg | 69 kg | 77 kg | 85 kg | 94 kg | 105 kg | 105 kg+ | |||||||
VII | 2005 | Koror | – | NRU |
FSM |
FIJ |
NRU |
SAM |
FIJ |
– | SAM |
NRU |
24 | ^{[25]}^{[26]} |
VIII | 2009 | Rarotonga | – | FIJ |
FSM |
KIR |
FIJ |
NRU |
KIR |
– | KIR |
NRU |
24 | ^{[27]} |
IX | 2013 | Mata-Utu | – | X | X | X | X | X | X | – | X | X | 24 | ^{[28]}^{[29]} ^{[30]}^{[31]} |
X | 2017 | Port Vila | – | FIJ |
PNG |
X | X | X | X | – | X | X | 24 |
Games | Host city | Weight class | Medal events |
Refs | ||||||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Fly | Bantam | Feather | Light | Middle | Light Heavy |
Middle Heavy |
First Heavy |
Heavy | Super Heavy | |||||
46 kg | 50 kg | 54 kg | 59 kg | 64 kg | 70 kg | 76 kg | – | 83 kg | 83 kg+ | |||||
III | 1989 | Nuku'alofa | – | – | – | – | – | – | – | – | – | – | 9 | |
V | 1997 | Pago Pago | NRU |
NRU |
NRU |
NRU |
NRU |
NRU |
NRU |
– | NRU |
FIJ |
27 | ^{[24]} |
48 kg | 53 kg | 58 kg | 63 kg | 69 kg | 75 kg | 75 kg+ | ||||||||
VII | 2005 | Koror | – | NRU |
PNG |
PNG |
PLW |
FIJ |
NRU |
– | NRU |
– | 21 | ^{[32]} |
VIII | 2009 | Rarotonga | – | – | – | FIJ |
SAM |
SAM |
SAM |
– | SAM |
– | 15 | ^{[33]} |
IX | 2013 | Mata-Utu | – | X | – | X | X | X | X | – | X | – | 18 | ^{[28]}^{[29]} ^{[30]}^{[31]} |
48 kg | 53 kg | 58 kg | 63 kg | 69 kg | 75 kg | 90 kg | 90 kg+ | |||||||
X | 2017 | Port Vila | – | PNG |
PNG |
SOL |
MHL |
NZL |
FIJ |
– | FIJ |
SAM |
24 | ^{[34]} |