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13.04.2015

European Championships running in Georgia

With 232 competitors from 38 European countries participating, the 2015 edition of the European Championships is underway in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. The event was kicked off on 11th April and competitions will run through 18th April. Georgian Weightlifting Federation President Kakhi Kakhiashvilis, 3-times Olympic Champion welcomed the Continent’s weightlifters and countries. At the Congress of the […]

13.04.2015

2015 IWF Youth World Championships Lima Overall

The 2015 IWF Youth World Championships ended with a huge success, with countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Algeria and Egypt making history in Peru. The future is here, with talented Youth athletes and Teams. Besides competing they found friends, and started their life as members of a big Family: the Weightlifting Family. Altogether, 99 Women […]

13.04.2015

Last competition day – biggest lifts

Women +69 Women’s +69kg brought victory to KAPUSTINA Tatyana (KAZ). Even though the Ecuadorian lifter was stronger in Snatch – winning it by 1kg, the advantage of 5kg that KAPUSTINA got in the Snatch was enough to secure her victory. With a Total of 239kg, AYOVI CABEZAS Lisseth Betzaida (ECU) came out second from the […]

12.04.2015

First gold for Africa as Egyptian AHMED won the Women’s 69kg

Men 77kg LOPEZ LOPEZ Yeison (COL) had incredible confidence and strength in the men’s 77kg bodyweight category and winning all 3 Gold Medals, he became Youth World Champion. Silver Medallist in the Snatch, DAVITADZE Revaz (GEO) managed to control 130kg only at his last attempt. That good lift left the third position to FERNANDEZ LUGO […]

11.04.2015

1 Gold for Thailand and 2 for China

Women 58kg The podium of the Women’s 58kg bodyweight category was an easy one. DAENGSRI Nawaporn from Thailand took sufficient advantage immediately in the Snatch to make an easy win. With 91/116/207, she had no challenger. Second was to be decided between SANCHEZ FERRER Alba (ESP) and AULBEK Aigerim (KAZ). The Spanish lifter was stronger […]

10.04.2015

2nd Youth World Champion in the MOSQUERA LOSANO Family

Men 56kg We finally saw the 1st Youth World Record attempt of the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships by LIN Zhixiang (CHN). Missing his 156kg Clean and Jerk, he couldn’t overcome MENG Cheng’s existing one at 155kg. He however won the gold in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk with 1kg each time – and […]

09.04.2015

Huge success for Brazil on the first day

Women 44kg First Gold medal at the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships in Lima, Peru went to China. The victory of GAO Yimei (CHN) was however not an easy one. She challenged by the Vietnamese lifter KHONG My Phuong leading the Snatch with an advantage of 3 kg. Injuring her leg, she limped on stage […]

08.04.2015

2015 IWF Youth World Championships are officially open

The Peruvian Weightlifting Federation, under the guidance of President José Quiñones González organized several weightlifting competitions: – 2007 University World Championships – 2008 Olympic Games Qualification Pan American Championships – 2010 YOG Qualification Youth Pan American Championships – 2011 IWF Youth World Championships – 2013 IWF Junior World Championships – 2014 YOG Qualification Youth Pan […]

07.04.2015

Executive Board Allocated future World Championships

The IWF Executive Board held a 2 days meeting in Lima Peru prior to the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships to kick off on 8 April 2015. A lot of attention was devoted to the IWF Development Program and an updated policy was approved for the contributions granted to the Continental Federations. Beside the reports […]

05.04.2015

IWF Committee Meetings in Lima

After the joint meeting, all 3 IWF Committees held their meeting prior to the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships Lima, PER to kick off on 6 April. Technical Committee The Technical Committee took 1 minute of silence in memory of Mr. Mahmoud Shoukry, TC Member who tragically passed away. Topics raised during the meeting were […]

04.04.2015

Chinese Grand Prix to be held in September in Fuzhou

The delegation of the Chinese Weightlifting Association headed by Mr. Zhou Jinqiang, First Vice President, Mr. Peng Zhao and Ms. Meng Bo held discussions with the IWF President and finalized the last details regarding the organization of the 2015 IWF Grand Prix. The Invitational 2015 IWF Grand Prix will be held in Fuzhou from 21-23 […]

01.04.2015

International Weightlifting Federation presents LIFT THE WORLD

Our goal is that those who see LIFT THE WORLD will never look at weightlifting the same way again LIFT THE WORLD, the documentary about weightlifting produced by the International Weightlifting Federation started its journey today on the official IWF website, Youtube, Facebook and social media sites. The uplifting 50-minute film documents the hopes, aspirations […]

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