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22.02.2018

Oceania Stars to Battle for Glory at Australian Open

Weightlifters from eight countries across the Oceania region will gather in Brisbane this weekend for the 2018 Australian Open at the Sleeman Sports Complex – and the competition is set to be more ferocious than ever. With last year’s event having served as a qualifier for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will take place in […]

19.02.2018
19.02.2018

Yasmin Zammit Stevens named Malta’s Sportswoman of the year

Maltese weightlifting has made history once again with Yasmin Zammit Stevens named Malta’s Sportswoman of the year 2017. Jesmond Caruana was nominated for “Official of the year” and Shelby Mangion Vassallo was nominated for “Youth athlete of the year”. Yasmin Zammit Stevens finished on top after 8 sport journalists from different media voted for who […]

16.02.2018

IWF oversees anti-doping education seminars in suspended Member Federations

Lausanne; 16 February 2018: The latest anti-doping education seminar has concluded in Azerbaijan as the IWF continues to oversee anti-doping education seminars in its nine suspended Member Federations (MFs) and support them bring about cultural change. MFs must organise anti-doping seminars at least every four months, as part of the IWF’s extensive series of criteria […]

14.02.2018

OWF Elite Training Camp

With the financial assistance of the IWF Development Program, an Elite Training Camp was held at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in Mont Dore, New Caledonia from the 24th January to the 4th February 2018. The purpose of this training camp which was organised by the Oceania Weightlifting Federation, was to bring together the best regional […]

14.02.2018

Successful Technical Visit to 2018 IWF WWC in Ashgabat

A delegation composed of Attila Ádámfi, Director General, Anikó Németh-Móra, Director of International Relations, Mátyás Lencsér, Competition Manager and Angélique Mottet, Operations Manager completed a Technical Visit to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, host of the 2018 IWF World Championships. With their Turkmen partners, the IWF team inspected all the potential venues of competition, training and accommodation and […]

14.02.2018

Fuelling Weightlifting – Getting the Right Nutrients from Your Diet

Working towards perfecting your lifting techniques is only part of the challenge for someone who’s looking to maximise their performance with the snatch and clean & jerk. Fuelling your body with optimal nutrition is crucial and, for competitive weightlifters, the right diet can make all the difference in a sport where as little as 1kg […]

12.02.2018

New host for the European Championships

The European Weightlifting Federation and the Romanian Weightlifting Federation agreed on Bucharest being the new host for the 2018 Senior EWC. The dates remain unchanged: 26 March – 1st April 2018 Details can be found by the following link: 2018 European Championships

09.02.2018

2017 Lifter of the Year Lasha Talakhadze – The Thoughtful Champion

A few books may not be the most likely items you’d expect to find in the backpack of a competitive weightlifter, but then Lasha Talakhadze is not your average weightlifter. The IWF Men’s 2017 Lifter of the Year is a thoughtful and quick-witted world champion, who has built up a cult following in his native […]

09.02.2018

EWF Seminar and opening of the European Coaching Academy

The European Weightlifting Federation has organized a coaching seminar in Rome between 2nd and 4th February 2018 with the title “Coaching Next Generation”, which has been supported by the IWF CF Contribution. . During the same Event, the European Weightlifting Academy has been also opened in the Olympic Centre of Italian Army. 27 Member Federations have been present at […]

06.02.2018

2017 Lifter of the Year Lydia Valentin – Loving Success

Weightlifting fans have been seeing a lot more of Lydia Valentin’s trademark celebration. Having first produced the beaming smile and ‘heart’ gesture four years ago, Lydia is well aware of the importance of engaging with her supporters. The charismatic Spaniard has more than 150,000 followers on Instagram and her performances – and celebrations – have […]

01.02.2018

IWF Development Program 2018

The IWF continues supporting the National and Regional Federations in the framework of the IWF Development Program. The IWF Member Federations have the possibility to improve their organisational, coaching, training, educational and anti-doping activities or apply for weightlifting equipment. We want to remind you that the total budget of the project shall be shared by […]

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