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11.06.2009

Weightlifters ‘lack funds to succeed’

As the country’s top Olympic event, weightlifters should qualify for US$90,000 sponsorship each year, head of the weightlifting department of national Sports Administration of Vietnam, Do Dinh Khang said. However the team received far less than it needed, he said. “Of the $90,000 budget for last year’s tournaments for weightlifting and bodybuilding, we saved $50,000 […]

10.06.2009

Olympian Maryse Turcotte represented IWF at the IOC Athletes Forum

Former Olympian and World Championship medallist Canadian Maryse Turcotte attended the 4th International Athletes Forum organised under the auspices of the IOC in Marrakesh, Morocco, representing the International Weightlifting Federation. Here is her short report after the Forum:“As the IWF athletes’ representative at the 4th  IOC International Athletes Forum, I was involved in the working […]

09.06.2009

Sarah Robles becomes a heavyweight in weightlifting

When Sarah Robles transferred from Alabama to Arizona State to be a redshirt thrower on the track team, she found herself looking for a place to lift in the week before the school’s athletic facilities reopened. Robles looked on USA Weightlifting’s Web site to find a club in the area and wound up with Joe […]

09.06.2009

Goyang City Mayor visits IWF office

Mr. Kang Hyun Suk, Mayor of Goyang City, host of the 2009 World Championships visited the IWF Secretariat at Budapest with his delegation. Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President and members of the IWF Secretariat met the Goyang delegation and discussed the preparation of the 2009 Goyang World Championships. Further members of the delegation were Mr. […]

09.06.2009

New leaders for Kenya

As a result of elections the new officials of Kenya Amateure Weightlifting Association are Pius Ochieng Chairman and John Ogolla secretary general. They are still setting up the new secretariat at Kitengela. The new chairman, Pius Ochieng is a two time Olympian, he had 10th position in Los Angeles and 15th in Seoul Olympic Games.

08.06.2009

Day 4 – Pan-American Weightlifting Championships

It was day four, the last day of the Pan-American Weightlifting Championships. The first group out was the men’s 105 kg weight class. With their first lift starting between 141 kg and 160 kg (between 311 lbs and 353 lbs) the day started with terrific lifts. The USA seemed to finally be holding its own […]

08.06.2009
07.06.2009

Day Three in Cicago

The day started out with some great competition in the women’s 69 kg Group A, as competing were two 4th place finishers from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, Leidy Yessenia Solis Arboleda from Colombia in the 69 kg weight class and Christine Girard from Canada in the 63 kg weight class. Girard has now […]

07.06.2009

London 2012

Status The Weightlifting competition venue will be located in ExCeL which is the Games’ largest competition venue. It has 60,000 square metres of exhibition space and will be divided into five arenas. The enormous amount of space available allows the flexibility to create a bespoke arena for Weightlifting and provides all the necessary back of […]

06.06.2009

Day one in Chicago

It was the first day of competition for the Pan-American/Ibero-American Weightlifting Championships and U.S. National Championships, and competition there was.  The day started out strong, as because of technical problems, one of the top women weightlifters in the 48 kg class was competing in the B group, which started out the tournament along with Group […]

06.06.2009

Independent WFZ

ZIMBABWE National Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Association has split to form the Weightlifting Federation of Zimbabwe and the Bodybuilding Association to serve the different needs of Weightlifters and Bodybuilders. Former ZNBBWA president George Takundwa Nyawo is now the president of WFZ while Kays Rushika was named the Bodybuilding president. In a press statement released by WFZ, […]

06.06.2009

Weightlifting officials laud Chicago for event organization

So far, the visitors are impressed with the way Chicago is handling the Pan American Weighlifting Championships.“I’m very pleased,” Luis Zambrano, president of the Ecuador Weightlifting Federation and treasurer of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, said Thursday. “We believed Chicago had the capacity to organize this event very well, and what we are seeing is […]

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