Question

At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, the Iranian athlete Hossein Rezazadeh won the super-heavyweight class gold medal in weightlifting. He lifted $472.5 \mathrm{~kg}$ (1042 lb) combined in his two best lifts in the competition. Assuming that he lifted the weights a height of $196.7 \mathrm{~cm}$, what work did he do?

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1 of 3Given the following data

$\begin{aligned} m&=472.5\ \mathrm{kg}\\ h&=196.7\ \mathrm{cm}\\ &=1.967\ \mathrm{m}\\ \end{aligned}$

our objective is to calculate the work $W$ done by the weightlifter.

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