With less than 1 year to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, results reached at weightlifting calendar events and especially Continental competitions can bring us some interesting statistics.
The 5 Continental Championships / Games held in 2015 were as follows:
European Championships Tbilisi, GEO
Oceanian Championships Port Moresby, PNG
Pan-American Games Toronto, CAN
Asian Championships Phuket, THA
African Games Brazzaville, CGO
The first statistical chart compiles the points given to the best 6 Total places from each continent by bodyweight categories.
Making a theoretical attribution of points, the second chart is a potential ranking allowing the countries to have an insight in what their current results worth on a continental level.
The third chart presents the potential ranking by countries following the same structure.
The point structure attribution is as follows:
1st place 7 points
2nd place 5 points
3rd place 4 points
4th place 3 points
5th place 2 points
6th place 1 point
At the end you can find a combined ranking list in each bodyweight category including the best 6 from each Continental competition.