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27.06.2017

Tommy Kono would be 87 today

The iconic lifter Tommy Kono who passed away last year was born 87 years ago on 27 June 1930. Born in Sacramento under the name Tamio Kono’s family was of Japanese descent. They were relocated to Tuke Lake internment camp during World War II. It was there that he was introduced to weightlifting. Kono had […]

27.06.2017

South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out

The second issue of the South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out and available online. It contains information about the latest competitions held in South America as well as the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships. An Olympic overview also highlights the South American athletes’ participation while a summary about the modification of the IWF Technical and […]

26.06.2017

Poland to host compact World University Championships in 2018

An inspection visit for the 2018 FISU World University Championships that took place over the weekend in Biala Podlaska, Poland, promises very compact and convenient Championships for the academic student weightlifters next year. FISU Technical Delegate for Weightlifting, Anikó Németh-Móra confirmed: “For a city of merely 58,000 inhabitants, of which minimum of 4,000 students, Biala […]

24.06.2017
23.06.2017

MARTIROSYAN Simon (ARM) won the last competition in Tokyo

W+90kg Making impressive jumps between her lifts, SUN Yongjie (CHN) had three good attempts -115kg-123kg-130kg. She took a 19kg advantage over AYOVI CABEZAS Lisseth Betzaida (ECU) ending second. The Thai lifter CHAIDEE Duangaksorn almost missed to register a Total since she could make her 110kg attempt a good lift in the Snatch only at her […]

22.06.2017

First Iranian Gold

W90kg PENG Lina’s (CHN) first attempt in the Snatch at 100kg perfectly controlled and lifted with ease just like the second and third one at 105kg and 107kg. Taking her turn straight after the Chinese lifter, KISIL Valentyna (UKR) just added a couple of kilos each time. She missed her last one at 108kg and […]

22.06.2017

IWF at the University of Tsukuba (TIAS)

IWF representatives were invited to Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) at University of Tsukuba, Tokyo for the final presentation of the students concluding their studies at Sport and Gender Modules. Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General and Dr. Dominik Dörr, IWF Medical Committee member and ASOIF Medical and Scientific Working Group member were invited […]

21.06.2017

Ecuador and Uzbekistan took Gold

W75kg Impressive competition in the Women’s 75kg bodyweight category where strength and power were under the spotlight. Her sister competing in the W63kg couldn’t reach such heights, but DAJOMES BARRERA Neisi Patricia (ECU) got the best out of her performance. Following a well set strategy, she took the victory step by step. Winning three Gold […]

21.06.2017

Anti-Doping Seminar in Kenya

Within the framework of IWF Development Program Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association organized an Anti-Doping Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya in May, 2017. The seminar was conducted by presenters from Kenya Anti-Doping Agency, Kenyatta University and Kenyatta National Hospital and altogether 16 coaches from various weightlifting clubs attended. Presentations covered a lot of topics such as using […]

20.06.2017

Qatari Gold – ELBAKH Fares Ibrahim E. H. Junior World Champion

W69kg YI Chuwei (CHN) missed two of her attempts but still managed to keep her leading position until the end. She won the three Gold Medals with 104kg-126kg-230kg. The competition for the Silver went on between TILER Rebekah Jade (GBR) and PANOVA Hanna (UKR). Only 5th in the Snatch, PANOVA came up second in the […]

19.06.2017

LOPEZ LOPEZ Yeison got no challenger

M77kg LOPEZ LOPEZ Yeison (COL) was the only athlete winning three medals at this competition and all of them Gold. Several times Youth and Junior World Champion, his results are constantly improving. With his Total of 356kg, he registered his best result ever achieved at an IWF sanctioned event. With impressive lifts – all of […]

19.06.2017

China dominating W63kg

ZHOU Xiaojing (CHN) missed her second attempt at 105kg and it seemed that HUANG Ting (CHN) can win the Snatch Gold, but raising the bar to 106kg she won over her Chinese compatriot. Interesting to note that except for ZHOU and HUANG, all the athletes in the Women’s 63kg missed their third attempt. The Clean […]

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