International Weightlifting Federation

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05.03.2012

Jean Luc Rougé: Top lifters in focus

One of the most respected French sportsmen Jean-Luc Rougé, judo World Champion (1975).

Nowadays he works as General Secretary of International Judo Federation.

“There is no sport without weightlifting [...]

29.02.2012

The strongest Syrian’s medal dream

Ahed Joughili (27) is the most famous Syrian weightlifter, who competed in the 105 kg bodyweight category at the Olympics in 2008. Joughili’s first international success was winning a gold medal at the2006 Asian Games in Doha. [...]

26.02.2012

Baranyai never collapses

12,162,110… this figure is actually two million more than Hungary’s total population. But that is just how many clicks the Youtube video of the Weightlifting Accident of Hungarian János Baranyai at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has at the moment. [...]

26.02.2012
14.02.2012

2011 Best Lifter of the Year, Khadzimurat Akkaev

Emphasizing maximum results

While some lifters focus on showmanship or approach the barbell with a degree of hesitation, Khadzimurat Akkaev attacks the bar, brimming with confidence – ready to lift whatever is needed for the victory. It is the mark of an outstanding lifter, [...]

14.02.2012

2011 Best Lifter of the Year, Svetlana Tsarukaeva

The road to victory

Svetlana Tsarukaeva has set a World Record while lifting the gold medal in the women’s 63kg bodyweight category at the 2011 IWF World Championships Paris, France. Tsarukaeva’s Snatch of 117kg beat the previous mark of 116kg, set by Pawina Thongsuk of Thailand back in 2005. [...]

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