If you thought IITians were all brains and no brawn, you'd be delightfully mistaken.
Weightlifting finds a special place in IIT Bombay's sports calendar.
The Olympic style weightlifting events, the "snatch" and the "clean & jerk", followed both
at the Inter Hostel and Inter IIT, are among the most challenging skills in all of sport. Our
weightlifters are really hard-working, when it comes to putting in the required amount of
practice or losing that extra pound to make the weight category!
Students are trained in the basic techniques of Weightlifting both in the NSO programme as
well as regularly organised camps. Students compete in 5 weight categories - Under 56 Kgs,
62 Kgs, 69 Kgs, 77 Kgs, and 77+ kgs at the Inter Hostel Weightlifting Championship.
The best of the lot is selected to represent IIT at the Inter IIT Sports Meets.Being affiliated to
the Greater Bombay Weightlifting Association,students also take part in various local Open