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20.07.2017

Pan-American Championships Live Webcast

The Pan-American Championships will take place in Miami, USA on 20-27th July. It will be live and free to air at the following link. The live stream page for coverage from Miami, Florida will be available from July 23rd. USA Weightlifting broadcasts free all events held in the USA via the same link, feel free to share […]

19.07.2017

One month to go to the 2017 Summer Universiade Taipei

Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) will soon launch commemorative round-shaped tokens imprinted with the 2017 Summer Universiade mascot, Bravo the Formosan Black Bear, as the event draws near. The tokens will be sold as 5-piece sets for NT$750 (US$24.75) beginning on July 29 at 10 a.m., with a limit of 2 sets per person, the […]

18.07.2017

Plaiter Reyes (DOM) passed away

It is our deep regret to inform the Weightlifting Family that Dominican Weightlifting has lost a great former athlete and National Team Coach, Mr. Plaiter Reyes. He passed away due to a heart attack. He was runner-up in Pan American and Central American and Caribbean Games in the +105kg bodyweight category. The IWF presents its […]

18.07.2017

WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING’s special issue is out!

No.141 of WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING special issue on the IWF 2017 Electoral Congress is out. You can find the highlights of the Congress as well as all pictures of the Congress Delegates in the magazine. For more, read our interview with Mr. Intarat YODBANGTOEY, IWF 1st Vice President, Ms. Ursula PAPANDREA, 1st IWF Woman Vice President and […]

17.07.2017

France to bid for 2020 FISU World University Championships

A coordination meeting was held in Strasbourg between the leaders of the French University Sport Federation and the French Weightlifting Federation, represented by President Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes, to prepare France’s bid to host the 7th FISU World University Weightlifting Championships in 2020.

15.07.2017

Elections of the Chinese Weightlifting Association

Mr. ZHOU Jinqiang, the former First Vice President of Chinese Weightlifting Association, was elected as the President of the Chinese Weightlifting Association with unanimous vote during the Elections of the Chinese Weightlifting Association held in Beijing on July 13, 2017. Mr. ZHOU will take the role and responsibility of leading the weightlifting sport of China […]

14.07.2017

IWF President meets IOC President

Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President was received by Thomas Bach, IOC President at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. IOC President congratulated Dr. Ajan on his reelection. Following the IOC decision, the meeting aimed to frame the future work of the 2 Working Groups to be put into place by the IWF in the most efficient […]

14.07.2017

Watch the British Weight Lifting & Para-Powerlifting Championships 2017

This weekend hosts the biggest British weightlifting competition of the year, The British Weight Lifting & Para-Powerlifting Championships 2017. The competition will see Olympians Rebekah Tiler and Zoe Smith compete for their spot at the Commonwealth Games 2018 as well as the country’s other leading lifters. IWF President Tamás Aján added, “IWF are delighted to […]

13.07.2017

Happy Birthday to Kakhi Kakhiashvili!

As a matter of fact, Kakhi Kakhiashvili became three times Olympic Champion without being able to share this great recognition to the country where he was born – Georgia. He won his first Olympic Gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games as part of the Soviet Unified Team in the Men’s 90kg bodyweight category. He won […]

10.07.2017

CJ Cummings was awarded USOC Athlete of the Month

The U.S. Olympic Committee announces Best of June honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow on July 6, 2017. Weightlifter CJ Cummings has qualified for the 2017 Best of the Year honor. Standout performances during June earned Breanna Clark (Los Angeles, California), CJ Cummings (Beaufort, South Carolina) and the U.S. Women’s Senior National Synchronized Swimming […]

08.07.2017

Elections of the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWLF)

The quadrennial (2017-2021) election of Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWLF) was held on July 05, 2017 at the Pakistan Olympic House Lahore. Representative of Pakistan Olympic Association (NOC Pakistan) and Government of Pakistan (PSB) were also present. The following officials were elected and nominated unanimously in the General Council: CHAIRMAN: Mian Amer Mahmood PRESIDENT: Mian Muhammad Aslam CHIEF EXECUTIVE […]

08.07.2017

2017 IWF World Championships documents are up

The competition documents for the 2017 IWF World Championships Anaheim, USA from 27 November – 05 December, 2017 were uploaded. The Regulations and Forms can be downloaded by the following link. Please note, all participants who require VISA in the United States of America shall apply in their own nation. It is strongly advised to […]

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