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12.03.2012

Moldova: a turbulent year and the promises of youth

Memorable Moment by Natalia Donets

In 2011 the admirers of Moldovan weightlifting could see extraordinary achievements, visible progress and unexplainable traumas; although it would be hard to pick one moment to stand out above all others, it’s certain 2011 was remarkably [...]

06.03.2012

The fabulous story of a promising Peruvian lifter

Memorable Moment by Julio David Palacios Tello

Ercila Beatriz Limas Rosales is a promising young Peruvian weightlifter. At her 16 years she has been ranked among the top eleven youth lifters of the world in the 58 kg category at the last Youth World Championships [...]

01.03.2012

My weightlifting family

Moment of the Year by Moira Lassen

My most memorable moment of 2011 is not one single moment but rather a memorable reaction to a moment. I had just arrived back home in Ottawa and was recovering from jet lag after twenty-five hours of travel, a two week stint of meetings and [...]

28.02.2012

The lead changed ten times

Memorable Moment by Jim Schmitz

I didn’t have just one memorable moment, I had several. That’s the reason why I attend the World Championships every year. My first memorable moment was when I saw this lifter from Australia [...]

24.02.2012

Salimi’s new world record and my shaking hands

Moment of the Year by Mohammad Reza Akhoundi

The most memorable moment of 2011 for me as a journalist was when Behdad Salimi set new world record in snatch, and I had to write this great moment with my shaking hands in order to send it to the Iranian media outlets. [...]

17.02.2012

The appropriate hairstyle

Moment of the Year by Anton Kislyakov

At the European Junior and Under 23 Championships held in Bucharest, Romania from 9 to 18 September 2011 two Russian female athletes wanted to enter the competition in the 53kg bodyweight category: Mariia Lubina and Ksenia Maximova. [...]

16.02.2012

Encouragement for victims of the disaster

Moment of the Year by Masashi Inoue

Japanese ace Hiromi Miyake is determined to deliver a strong performance at the London Olympics this summer to provide encouragement to those still feeling the effects of one of Japan’s worst-ever natural disasters. [...]

14.02.2012

Why did Ilya Ilyn cry in Paris?

Moment of the Year by Sultan Shokbytov

A child can deceive when he cries, but he cannot succeed in deceiving when he laughs. An adult can deceive, when he laughs, but can also deceive when he cries. This is the law of nature.

But in the modern world all moves to that adult start to deceive even when they cry. [...]

13.02.2012

Falling from heaven down to earth

Moment of the Year by Kornel Jancso

Each competition – World Championships especially – is full of noteworthy moments; the only question is which one will be burned in your memory forever. The Paris 2011 World Championships Paris, France, was no exception: dramatic fights for the medals abounded and the intensity of duels, the bitter fights, [...]

03.02.2012

Godelli’s unique medal collection

Moment of the Year by EBSNIK DIZDARI

Look at this boy! In fact, he is a World Champion. Daniel Godelli, was born in 1992 in Peqin, a small town in Central Albania with only 9.000 inhabitants. I think it is not easy to find such a small town where a World Champion has been grown up. He is only 19 years old, but already became World Champion in 2011 [...]

02.02.2012

The greatest…loss

Moment of the Year by Nickolai Dolgopolov

Vasily Alexeev was an extraordinary figure – in all senses of the word. I remember flying with him back from Montreal in 1976. [...]

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