Let’s geek out about statistics.
Since good (accessible) data was nowhere to be found online I collected the data from the official London 2012 Athletes Pages, as well as the weighlifting athletes’ profiles.
You can access the raw data here: Google Docs Spreadsheet, xls Excel Spreadsheet
I encourage you to take a look at it and play around with the data. Curious to see what some of you will come up with. Maybe we can find some interesting correlations.
- The average male super heavyweight weighs in at 139.5kg and is 185.9 cm tall.
- The average female super heavyweight weighs in at 99.5kg and is 170.1cm tall.
Here are some of the calculations I already did with them.
Click the images to open the bigger, interactive charts.
Average Height & Age per Weight Category (Bigger Version)
Here are Height and Age Distributions. These are from my work spreadsheet, which is a bit messy. You can find ineractive versions of them in there.
Men’s Height Distribution
Men’s Age Distribution
Women’s Height Distribution
Women’s Age Distribution
And some looks at the extremes:
17 – Mirco Scarantino
198 cm – Velichko Cholakov
178 cm – Sarah Robles
140 cm – Tuau Lapua Lapua
142 cm – Sirivimon Pramongkhol
170 kg – Velichko Cholakov
154 kg – Holley Mangold
Related: Weightlifting Statistics from the 2000-2012 Olympics
London 2012 Weightlifting Statistics is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.