The Kazakh athlete, Zulfiya Chinshanlo and the Iranian athlete Behdad Salimikordasiabi were voted to be the Best Lifters of 2012 by the readership of World Weightlifting and the weightlifting public all over the world.
Zulfiya received the “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Challenge Trophy” for the Best Lifter of 2012 at the IWF Congress held in Uzbekistan Tashkent in the presence of 64 countries. In the absence of Salimi, the President of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation, Hossein Rezazadeh took over the plaque for this great recognition. The presenters were Dr Tamas Ajan, IWF President, and Kornél Jancsó, Editor-in-Chief.
Over 1,300 verified votes took part in the election of the Lifters of the Year for 2012 on this website, launched by World Weightlifting.