On the occasion of the Rio Olympic Games this year, the Malta Post issued a weightlifting stamp to commemorate the event. This was the first time ever that Malta Weightlifting sent an athlete to participate at an Olympic Games. Malta participated with seven athletes in four different disciplines, these being: Swimming, Athletics, Shooting and Weightlifting.
The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (IOC – wave 2), the samples of the following Athletes have returned Adverse Analytical Findings: PASHAYEV, Nizami (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Oxandrolone, Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents) KULESHA, Iryna (BLR) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) NOVIKAVA, Nastassia (BLR) […]
Rio bids the world a fond farewell In a style befitting the carnival traditions of the host city, the Rio 2016 closing ceremony opened in a blaze of colour and a musical backdrop of samba sounds, as dancers twisted and turned to form the outlines of a series of iconic Rio monuments and landmarks, culminating […]
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By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro What a remarkable end to 10 days of great weightlifting at the Rio Olympics. Riocentro showcased the outstanding performance by 22-year-old winner Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia. Talakhadze broke Salimi’s snatch world record in the first section of the competition when he lifted 215kg. Salimi took it straight back […]
By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro Ruslan Nurudinov put a smile on the face of his sport when he won the men’s 105kg and gave Uzbekistan their first Olympic weightlifting medal of any colour. Every time he lifts, the shaven-headed Nurudinov smiles. “It helps to fight the stress,” he said. He also lolls […]
By Brian Oliver at Riocentreo, Rio de Janeiro The United States won their first weightlifting medal in 16 years when Sarah Robles finished third in the final women’s event of Rio 2015, the +75kg. In that same time span China have won 38 medals, 28 of them gold. They have finished top of the weightlifting […]
By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro The men’s 94kg featured a vegan who finished 11th, a man wearing a hat for perhaps the first time in Olympic weightlifting, and a flying somersault from a Lithuanian bronze medallist. The glory, though, went to Iran, who won their second gold medal in two days. Sohrab […]