Here are some Weightlifting Statistics for 2000-2012 Olympics.
This spreadsheet was created by reader Matjus.
I spent ages trying to find something like this so ultimately I thought I’d just make it myself. Hopefully someone will find it interesting.
What I found interesting was that it was in fact the higher weight classes who had the bigger snatch to C&J ratios instead of the lower ones. I would have thought that the big guys with larger strength reserves would be more proficient (relatively) in the clean and jerk as opposed to the snatch but that doesn’t seem to be true at all.
It uses the data from the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics from Wikipedia (male lifters only for now). From this dataset he then took all lifters that managed to total and only deleted a few last ones who were so clearly below everyone else in the rankings that they’d have skewed the results.
The spreadsheet calculates average, minimum and maximum for:
- Snatch to Clean and Jerk Ratio
- C&J to bodyweight Ratio
- Snatch to bodyweight Ratio
In the “Medalists” sheet he narrowed the calculations down to only the top 3 for each weight class.
Download: Spreadsheet on Google Docs
After you open it choose “File” – “Make a copy” to import it into your Google Drive or “Download as” (xlsx for Excel for example).
You like statistics? Check out the athletes stats from the 2012 London Olympics.
i would also like to see a clean&jerk-to-snatch-ratio sub-divided into groups of similiar height…
Matjus Mäger says
Height information can be harder to come by and will certainly take much more research but it would indeed be interesting.
I have the height of most of the weightlifters in London https://allthingsgym.com/london-2012-weightlifting-athletes-statistics/
This is awesome. I’m a huge geek for data like this.
I’m glad I’m not the only one. I love stuff like this.