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22.06.2018

XVI U15 Spanish Championships

The XVI U15 Spanish Championships will be held tomorrow, June 23 in Madrid. A total of 78 athletes (34 man and 44 women) will compete to be the best in their bodyweight categories.   The entries indicate how the presence of young women in weightlifting is getting more and more important in Spain. On this […]

21.06.2018

USA officials visit at the IWF Headquarters

Ursula Papandrea USA WF President and Phil Andrews CEO paid a visit to IWF Headquarters to discuss future plans for USA Weightlifting and to further widen the spectrum of collaboration with International Weightlifting Federation. One of the most important topics was the preparation of the 2019 IWF Youth World Championships in Anaheim next March, besides talks […]

20.06.2018

2018 Mediterranean Games LIVE coverage online

We only have a few days left until the XVIII Mediterranean Games kicks off in Tarragona, Spain on 22 June, and thanks to the Olympic Channel, you can follow all the competitions online and even on your mobile phone! During 10 days of competition, the XVIII Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018 will feature 3,622 athletes competing […]

19.06.2018

The Future Is Bright for Women’s Weightlifting

Women’s weightlifting is on the rise, with an increasing number of females of all age groups discovering the benefits of incorporating resistance training into their lives. With role models like Spain’s Lydia Valentín, who scooped the Women’s 2017 Lifter of the Year award, women’s weightlifting is becoming more established in the grassroots, feeding an ever-expanding […]

18.06.2018

IWF delegates state great progress in Ashgabat’s 2018 WWC preparations

As it is known, the Turkmenistan Weightlifting Federation received the right to carry out the IWF’s 2018 flagship event, the IWF World Championships, at relatively short notice. Nevertheless, Ashgabat’s undertaking seemed feasible to realize even at allocation time, based on the state-of-the-art facilities built for and used at the 2017 AIMAG. IWF delegates just having […]

15.06.2018

Morghan King and Oscar Figueroa are the Athlete Role Models for the 2018 YOG

The International Olympic Committee, along with the International Weightlifting Federation, appointed Morghan KING (USA) and Oscar Albeiro FIGUEROA MOSQUERA (COL) as Athlete Role Models at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, ARG. In creating the Youth Olympic Games, the IOC has developed a mission of building an event that educates, engages and empowers aspiring […]

14.06.2018

Farewell to Chuck Vinci, two time Olympic Champion

The American weightlifter and two-time Olympic Champion, Charles Thomas Vinci, Jr. died at the age 85. Mr. Vinci was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1933 and was one of the greatest athletes in the city’s history. He was the United States Senior National Champion from 1954 to 1956 and then from 1958 to 1961. He […]

13.06.2018

Hsu Shu-Ching, two times Olympic champion announced her retirement

Hsu Shu-Ching, Taiwanese weightlifter and two times Olympic Champion officially announced to IWF her retirement from competitive weightlifting, dated from the date of 5th June 2018. At a press conference, she said:  “I am still recovering from serious injuries sustained last year and cannot undergo training in full. After discussing the matter with my coach, […]

13.06.2018

Frank Robby, Vice President of OWF passed away

Frank Robby, Vice President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation passed away on 11th June due to illness for the past 12 months. Mr. Robby was the heart of Papua New Guinea Weightlifting for many decades.  He was a strong pillar in the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and his passion for weightlifting was unmatched. In his younger years, […]

12.06.2018

Independent Monitoring Group Notes Significant Anti-Doping Progress Among Suspended IWF Member Federations

The Independent Monitoring Group (IMG), created to review anti-doping work among the nine members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) suspended in October of last year, has noted significant progress. Upon suspension, all nine IWF members were provided with clear criteria they are required to fulfill, designed to ensure an appropriate balance between sanctions and […]

11.06.2018

Hidilyn Diaz’s tourney to search for new Philippean lifters

More than 130 lifters from all over the country are expected to take part in the 2018 Hidilyn Diaz Weightlifting Open Championships to be held from 27-29 July at the Meralco Fitness Center in Ortigas, Pasig.   The tournament, which is held with the support of the Manny V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation and the Samahang […]

07.06.2018

IWF Prepares to defend Olympic Qualification at CAS

In April of this year, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced a radically new Qualification System for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with the principal aim of protecting clean sport. The Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport to challenge the Qualification System. The […]

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