Weightlifting

The Commonwealth’s strongest competitors will come together in Birmingham, with athletes segmented into bodyweight categories. Every athlete will perform three lifts, the snatch and the clean and jerk. The discipline is one of Wales’ strongest sports in Commonwealth history. Since 1954, the nation has brought home 53 medals in the sport. Dave Morgan MBE, was the winner of 12 of these Commonwealth medals in total and goes down in history as the only athlete to become the Champion at five different Commonwealth Games; with an outstanding record of 9 Gold medals and 3 Silver medals to his name. The Welsh team brought home two medals in Gold Coast, with Gareth Evans earning Wales’ first gold medal of the Games.

National Governing Body

http://www.weightlifting.wales

Weightlifting
Table of Achievements for Weightlifting
1954 1 bronze
1962 1 silver, 2 bronze
1966 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
1970 2 silver, 1 bronze
1974 1 silver, 2 bronze
1978 1 gold, 1 bronze
1982 2 gold
1986 2 gold, 3 bronze
1990 6 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze
1994 2 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
1998 1 silver, 1 bronze
2002 3 gold, 3 silver
2006 1 gold
2010 1 silver
2014 1 bronze
2018 1 gold, 1 bronze