Monday, 29 January 2007

Weight Lifter

Weight Lifter

A future to be, Australian female championship weight lifter. A photo taken at San Remo beach. The expression of the girl was natural in a special way. A way that she seemed to be shocked and had no idea what to do next when there was a guy squatting and pointing his camera at her. The photo was post processed om photoshop to bring out more colours and contrast and also stamp out a boom in the background.

Weightlifting, sometimes referred to commonly as lifting, is a sport in which competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars called barbells, the execution of which is a combination of power, flexibility, and technique. Olympic weightlifting trains the athlete for functional strength, utilizing the body's major muscle groups.

Competitors compete in one of eight (seven for women) divisions determined by their body mass. The men's classes are 56 kg (123.5 lb), 62 kg (136.7 lb), 69 kg (152.1 lb), 77 kg (169.8 lb), 85 kg (187.4 lb), 94 kg (207.2 lb), 105 kg (231.5 lb) and 105+ kg. 53 kg (116.8 lb), 58 kg (127.8 lb), 63 kg (138.9 lb), 69 kg (152.1 lb), 75 kg (165.3 lb), and 75+ kg[2]. In each weight division, competitors compete in both the snatch and clean and jerk, and prizes are usually given for the heaviest weights lifted in the snatch, clean and jerk, and the two combined.

The order of the competition is up to the lifters—the competitor who chooses to attempt the lowest weight goes first. If they are unsuccessful at that weight, they have the option of reattempting that lift, or trying a heavier weight later (after any other competitors have made attempts at that weight or any intermediate weights). Weights are set in 1 kilogram increments (previously 2.5kg increments), and each lifter can have a maximum of three lifts, regardless of whether lifts are successful or not.

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Marius Muscalu said...

i like this composition...but post your photos larger...thank's again for link exchange !

De Foto said...

Thanks Marius. I have decided to post my photos larger from now on. Cheerz