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22.08.2017

Technical Official Seminar held in Kathmandu, Nepal

A Technical Official Seminar was organized by the Asian Weightlifting Federation and IWF in Kathmandu on the occasion of the Asian Championships within the framework of the IWF Development Program on July 23, 2017. The IWF was represented by Mohammed JALOOD, IWF General Secretary and Intarat YODBANGTOEY, IWF 1st Vice President while other Asian leaders joined the […]

22.08.2017

Kuo Hsing-chun pins new world record in front of roaring home crowd

Weightlifting served the highlight of Day 2  at the Universiade with home favourite KUO Hsing-chun not only shattering the Universiade record tree but also pleasing the crowd with a sensational new world record clean and jerk of 142kg in the 58kg category. She finished with a 249kg total beating challengers from THA and PRK by […]

22.08.2017

IWF expresses appreciation to FISU

On the stage of the 2017 Taipei Universiade, on behalf of the International Weightlifting Federation its 1st Vice President Maj.Gen. Intarat YODBANGTOEY presented a diploma of appreciation to FISU President Oleg MATYTSIN for the successful and close cooperation between both organisations since 2008.

21.08.2017

Closing Ceremony of Rio 2016

The closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics was held on 21 August 2016 at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee officially closed the Games of the XXXI Olympiad after 16 days of competition, featuring 11,303 athletes exactly a year ago. The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and […]

21.08.2017

Ali Sekiraca passed away

The IWF presents its sincere condolences to the Family of Mr. Ali Sekiraca, the Founder and President of the Kosovo Weightlifting Federation who passed away yesterday. Today 21 August, 2017 at 12:00 the Kosovo Weightlifting Federation organized a commemorative meeting. It is with deep sorrow that the IWF presents its condolences.

21.08.2017

Velichko Cholakov passed away

Velichko Cholakov, a former European champion who was part of the Bulgarian weightlifting team has died at the age of 35. Cholakov won Bronze in the Men’s +105 kg bodyweight category at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and Silver at the World Championships in 2003. The IWF presents its deep condolences.  

21.08.2017

PRK sweeps first day of Taipei Universiade

After a fascinating Opening Ceremony, the 2017 Taipei Universiade commenced with weightlifting producing the first medal winners of the Games. FISU President Oleg MATSYSIN presented the gold medal to Olympic champion superstar OM Yun Chol  who excelled with 5 new Universiade records and a very nearly missed world record at 172kg in clean and jerk […]

19.08.2017
18.08.2017

Rio 2016 Summary

These days marked one year on from the Olympic Games Rio 2016, what was extraordinary in so many ways. Watched by half the world’s population and with a staggering 7 billion video views of official content on social media platforms – Rio 2016 delivered many inspiring athletic achievements and proved once again the tremendous unifying power of […]

17.08.2017

ZKC Olympic Journey – legacy of the Rio 2016 equipment

Pedro Meloni, former Weightlifting Sport Manager for the Rio2016 Olympic Games and Attila Adamfi  Director General before Rio 2016 paid a visit to the ZKC factory to monitor the process of the games’ sport equipment. The pictures above show the journey all the way from the rusty irons, quality checks, adding the coloring powder and […]

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