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18.11.2014

WADA Foundation Board Meeting in Paris

The WADA Foundation Board approved its Compliance Activities Plan and its increased budget during the Board meeting which was held on the 16th November 2014 in Paris, France. The Foundation Board decided that a neutral Compliance Review Committee would be established in order to provide guidance on compliance matters to the Foundation Board. Also all […]

17.11.2014

Superheavyweights and records

Tatiana Kashirina, from Russia, set five world records on her way to victory in the women’s super-heavyweight category on another remarkable day at the IWF World Championships in Almaty. She won by 28kg, was more than 50kg clear of the bronze medallist, and beat three of her 11 rivals by 100kg or more. In a […]

16.11.2014

DPR Korea on verge of becoming most successful nation in 2014

DPR Korea have won 12 gold medals at the 2014 world Championships, three more than China, who follow with nine. If DPR Korea is still on top after Sunday’s events, it is the first time they will have the most gold medals in a single weightlifting World Championships. The last year China failed to first […]

16.11.2014

Ilyin Ilya rocked the 105kg bodyweight

Whatever other sport was going on around the world yesterday (Sat) it surely cannot have matched the IWF World Championships for drama, excitement and breathtaking quality. The world’s most popular weightlifter rounded off a remarkable evening by setting a third world record in three successive lifts – all by different men. Ilya Ilyin, double Olympic […]

14.11.2014

Evstyukhina (RUS) hoping to end Russia’s golden drought

Five-time world champion Nadezda Evstyukhina (RUS) is hoping to end Russia golden drought with only two day of competition at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty. That elusive medal would raise Russia’s total in the competition to 100 and would make it the fourth country to reach the milestone after China, Soviet Union and […]

14.11.2014

Kazakhstan’s double in the men’s 94

PRK overtook China at the top of the medals table at the IWF World Championships in Almaty yesterday afternoon and, after a sensational finish in the men’s 94kg two and a half hours later, they have a good chance of staying there. In the first medal event of the day 20-year-old Un Hui Ryo won […]

14.11.2014

The triumph of Kianoush Rostami

The men’s 85kg category looks likely to be one of the highlights of next year’s IWF World Championships and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after a thrilling contest in Almaty, Kazakhstan last night. There was a first title of the 2014 IWF World Championships for Iran and three impressive performances by lifters aged 20 and […]

14.11.2014

Women’s 69kg belongs to Deng Wei

A former circus performer won a gold medal, the home crowd cheered as a Kazakh lifter came from nowhere to take a silver, and China’s Wei Deng made a sensational recovery from a poor start in an exciting women’s 63kg at the IWF World Championships. The former circus performer was Romela Begaj, from Albania. Her […]

13.11.2014

Albania’s first gold medal in any Olympic sport at a world championships

Albania’s Daniel Godelli won Europe’s first gold medals of the 2014 IWF World Championships in an exciting tussle for the men’s 77kg title. He failed with a world record attempt of 211kg in the clean-and-jerk, but Godelli’s total of 369kg made him Albania’s first ever gold medallist at the World Championships. It was also the […]

12.11.2014

Women’s 58kg crowned Deng Mengrong

China’s Mengrong Deng missed a gold medal in both the snatch and the clean-and-jerk in the women’s 58kg, but won the coveted overall title at the IWF Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It was only the second time, in the existing weight categories, that an athlete took the overall title without winning one of the other […]

11.11.2014

Who will rise in absence of big star Lu Xiaojun?

Two-times reigning champion Lu Xiaojun (CHN) will not compete in this year’s men’s 77kg event. He has won the men’s 77kg a record three times in 2009, 2011 and 2013 at the World Championships. In addition he took the silver medal in 2010 behind Armenia’s Tigran Martirosyan. At last year’s World Championships he broke the […]

10.11.2014

World Records day – 2 needed for the Gold

There were four world records, and brilliant performances by Kazakh and Chinese athletes on an exciting third day of the IWF World Championships in Almaty. The crowd at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty roared and cheered as their home favourite, Zulfiya Chinshanlo, won two gold medals and set two world records for Kazakhstan […]

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