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  • This article details the Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics qualifying phase. The Weightlifting competition at the 2012 Games includes 260 athletes. Each competing nation is allowed to enter a maximum of 10 competitors, 6 men and 4 women. 2010 and 2011 World Weightlifting Championships are the main qualifying events for the 2012 Olympic games. NOCs achieve qualification places according to their position in the joint team classification by points adding those scored in the 2010 and 2011 World Championships. One continental qualification event is held for each continent in 2012. Only NOCs which have not gained quota places in the Main Qualification Events may obtain quota places. Great Britain, as host country has been allocated three men's quota places and two women's quota places for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Wikipedia

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