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01.02.2016

Updated Regulation for the IWF Grand Prix 1st International Fajr Cup

The 1st International Fajr Cup held in Tehran, IRI will serve as Olympic Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Please check out the modified Regulation published on the IWF website for more information. This IWF Grand Prix hosted for the first time by the Iranian Weightlifting Federation will be held at the “Weightlifting […]

29.01.2016
29.01.2016
15.01.2016

Sam Coffa 80

Facts are facts; still some of them are difficult to accept. Such is for instance the fact that Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President and Chairman of the Technical Committee from Australia, is turning 80 years old. True that he claims seniority in the organisations he holds office in, but it rather refers to rank and […]

15.01.2016

Double Olympic Champion Leonid Zhabotinsky dies at 78

Ruslan Zhabotinsky, the son devoted to preserving and fostering his great Father’s heritage announced the death of two-times Olympic Champion weightlifter (+90kg, 1964 Tokyo and 1968 Mexico City) Leonid Zhabotinsky. The Ukrainian giant, 4-times World Champion and holder of 19 world records, was rightly called in his time “The Strongest Man of the World” when […]

14.01.2016

Albanian National Olympic Committee announced 2015 best athletes

The Albanian National Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced its best sportspeople of 2015 at a ceremony in Tirana. Briken Calja, 8th in Men 69kg Category at 2015 World Championships in Houston was recognized as best athlete in Weightlifting along with multiple national record holder Luiza Gega (Athletics), Arjon Kaloshi (Boxing), Redi Halilaj (Cycling), the best […]

14.01.2016

Estonian Mart Seim wins Best Male Athlete of the Year Title

Just one Month after winning the bronze medal in World Weightlifting Championship super heavyweight category, Mart Seim added another accolade to his name. He won the award for the 2015 „Best male Athlete“ in Estonia. The 25-year-old weightlifting champion also won the „Best sports moment of the Year“ award with his last Clean and Jerk […]

07.01.2016

Baasankhuu GANSUKH passed away

It is with great sadness that we inform the weightlifting community that Mr.Baasankhuu GANSUKH, 61, long time Secretary General of the Mongolian Weightlifting Federation and former General Secretary of the Mongolia NOC (1995 – 1999) passed away. Mr. GANSUKH who served as Technical Official for 2015 World Championships in Houston undergone several surgeries and passed […]

05.01.2016

Yvan Pierrot (MRI) passed away

It with great sorrow that we inform the Weightlifting Family about the tragic death of 19 year old weightlifter Mr. Pierrot Yvan, following a tragic car accident. Yvan Pierrot had a very successful year in 2015 where he won 3 gold medals at the Indian Ocean Island Games in Reunion Island, 2 Bronze Medals at […]

05.01.2016

President’s Message

A LOOK BACK ON 2015 – WELCOME TO 2016! Warm and respectful greetings to all members of the World’s Weightlifting Family: Athletes, coaches, Federation officials, the media and the all-important fans of weightlifting! With 2015 we have closed a year that can be classified as highly successful from the point of view of weightlifting. The […]

24.12.2015

IWF Development Program 2016

Dear Colleagues, the documents for 2016 are already available. We hope you will use this great opportunity and will apply for support. The deadline to submit the applications to development@nulliwfnet.net is 15th February 2016. Good luck. IWF

24.12.2015

IWF Anti-Doping Commission Houston wrap-up

All the Weightlifting World had their eyes on Houston during the World Championships and although the competitions are finished and the lights went out on the platform, the hard work and the fight are not over…for the IWF Anti-Doping Commission (ADC). It was a great World Championship with about 600 athletes and we saw amazing […]

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