There are many different types of weight lifting. There is Olympic Weight Lifting which includes Power Lifting, and then there is Strength Training and Body Building.
I think weight lifting first came from the Olympics. Weight lifting is a sport which contestants attempt an utmost mass single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. It tests the limit of the participant's strength and ballistic limits with smaller weights. It also executes quicker and with more mobility.
A synonym for the sport of curling would be weight lifting. Weight lifting is practiced as an amateur, professional, or Olympic sport and people around the world participate.
A judge recently ruled that cheerleading was not a sport. As a fellow cheerleader, I beg to differ. Cheerleading combines gymnastics, dancing, and even weight lifting.
Powerlifting, is what it is called, And yes it is a sport.
Not at all. Powerlifting is about lifting a weight once and it is therefore a pure strength sport.
Weight lifting, Wrestling and may be Rowing