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28.08.2014

Be a Rio 2016 Volunteer

The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee opened its Volunteer Program today. The Rio 2016 Volunteer Program is your opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest sporting event, helping with many of the activities that will be carried out in Rio de Janeiro and cities hosting football matches. Volunteering will also benefit you by enriching your […]

26.08.2014

Successful second edition of the YOG in Nanjing

At the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, 61 NOCs were represented with 107 athletes with both Men and Women weightlifters. Youth World Records were broken in the Men’s 56kg and +85kg recognized in the +94kg. With 155kg in the Clean and Jerk and a Total of 283kg, the Chinese lifter MENG Cheng (CHN) broke 2 […]

23.08.2014

We say goodbye to Nanjing with an Armenian Gold

Men’s +85kg competition closed the weightlifting event here in Nanjing at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Emotional athletes and spectators said goodbye to the Expo Center and to NanjingLele engaging the crowd during all event. Starting the Clean and Jerk on 170kg, above all challengers, MARTIROSYAN Simon (ARM) took the lead and won with ease. […]

23.08.2014

All about strength and technique

Thailand’s CHAIDEE Duanganksorn (THA) lifted a Total of 244kg and won the Gold Medal in the last Women’s category of the competition. The battle for the second place was to be decided between the Russian lifter SHCHERBAKOVA Svetlana (RUS) and the Kazakh KAPUSTINA Tatyana (KAZ). Both lifters ended on 228kg and the Silver medal was […]

21.08.2014

Egypt and Armenia to shine

In the Snatch, the Egyptian lifter AHMED Sara (EGY) was the only one to go above 100kg and ended on first place with 103kg in the women’s 63kg bodyweight category. Keeping her strength in the Clean and Jerk, she even went for the Youth World Record at 129kg but failed to jerk it. She won […]

19.08.2014

Only good lifts were acceptable for today’s winners

The 6 good lifts performed by CHIANG Nien-Hsin (TPE) brought her an easy victory in the Women’s 53kg as she dominated the field. With her Total of 203kg, she had no challengers as Silver Medal winner PETROVA Anastasiia (RUS) lifted 195kg. 4th place after the Snatch, the Argentinian lifter NIEVAS Sasha (ARG) managed to grab […]

18.08.2014

Thailand’s and PRK’s outstanding victory

Thailand’s Rattanaphon PAKKARATHA won gold in the women’s 53kg weightlifting, lifting a total of 190kg, a healthy margin of 9kg over runner-up Chun Hui JONG (PRK) and a 15kg improvement over her personal best of 175kg. “I am very excited and very glad to win a gold medal in the Youth Olympics but I could […]

17.08.2014

2 Chinese lifters – 2 Chinese Golds and 2 Youth World Record broken

The Chinese lifter JIANG Huihua (CHN) won the first medal of the Nanjing 2014 YOG for China in the Women’s 48kg bodyweight category. Lifting a Total of 193kg, she topped the competition defeating all challengers. Both lifters ending on second and third place lifted 28kg less – 165kg – and the medals were awarded according […]

16.08.2014

Nanjing curtain-raiser sets the stage for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Source: IOC Photos: ©IOC/Mine Kasapoglu, Ian, Jones, Ubald Rutar The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games officially got under way in Nanjing on 16 August at 20h00 local time, with a pulsating Opening Ceremony at the city’s Olympic Sports Centre. Images of the Ceremony quickly spread around the world thanks to thousands of “selfies” taken by […]

15.08.2014

Start List Package published

The Verification of the Final Entries concluded today. Altogether 109 athlete from 63 countries will compete at the 2nd edition of the Youth Olympic Games here in Nanjing. The weightlifting competition will kick off on the 17th so stay tuned! Check out the Start List Package here.

15.08.2014
13.08.2014

Training in Nanjing already started

Yesterday was the opening of the weightlifting training venue of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, and teams already present have their first trainings in the Nanjing International Expo Center – the home of weightlifting for the YOG. The event will kick off with the highly anticipated Opening Ceremony on 16 August, where the President […]

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