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30.06.2010

2nd World University Championships about to open in Taichung

The 2010 World University Weightlifting Championships – the first such world-scale event in this sport to be held in Taiwan – are about to open tomorrow, on 1st July, in Taichung City, TPE.The National Taiwan Sports University, the largest in the country, will host the Championships on 1-5 July 2010. The IWF is represented at […]

23.06.2010

Final dates for 2010 World Championships in Antalya!

As previously published in the Calendar, the IWF and the host Turkish Weightlifting Federation herewith confirm the final dates of the 2010 World Championships, which will be at the same time a Main Qualification Event for the 2012 London Olympic Games.Meetings: 12-15 September 2010IWF Congress: 16 September 2010Competitions: 17-26 September 2010The Turkish Federation is just […]

23.06.2010

IWF President praises Bulgarian hosts for the successful organisation

Dr. Tamás AJÁN, IWF President expressed the gratitude and congratulations of the Weightlifting Family to the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation for successfully hosting the Junior World Championships in Sofia, 13-20 June 2010. He pointed out that the BWF, under the guidance of its President Anton KODJABASHEV, fulfilled the commitment previously given to the IWF and confirmed […]

23.06.2010

Solis (COL) and Aukhadov (RUS) voted as Best Lifters of 2010 JWC

Colombian Leidy Yessenia SOLIS (in 69kg) and Apti AUKHADOV from Russia (in 85kg) were elected by the IWF Press Commission as the Best Female and Best Male Lifters of the 2010 Junior World Championships in Sofia. Solis, who – despite her junior age – can already boast significant international success and world medals, was the […]

23.06.2010

Russian men’s team finished way ahead at the JWC in Sofia

Three countries turned out full teams of 8 lifters at the 36th Junior Men’s World Championships just concluded in Sofia, Bulgaria. Of the three Russia finished in the lead of the team classification with a very convincing advantage of almost 100 points over the second best Poland. Turkey landed in third position. China brought only […]

20.06.2010
19.06.2010

Junior World Championships nearing its end in Sofia

Both men and women under 20 years of age have excelled in the Bulgarian capital since 14th June 2010. With the last women’s category (+75kg) just being contested, only three men’s categories are yet to be organised. The progress of the competitions – as usual – can be followed through the IWF’s “LIVE RESULTS” service […]

14.06.2010

IWF Congress highlights

Under the chairmanship of Dr. Tamás Aján, President and Mr. Ma Wenguang, General Secretary, the IWF Congress was held in Sofia on 13th June, in the presence of delegations from 56 countries. As the main highlight of the Congress, Pyrros Dimas became a Member of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame. The exceptional career of the Greek hero, three times […]

14.06.2010

Future World Championships allocated

At its meeting in Sofia, the Executive Board approved that the 2nd Youth World Championships be carried out by the Peruvian Federation in Lima. The projected dates are in May 2011. The Board also allocated the organisation of the 2012 Junior World Championships to Guatemala City, Guatemala. The Championships will be combined with the Pan-American Continental […]

12.06.2010

IWF Executive Board meets in Sofia

As usual before World Champioships, the IWF Executive Board is holding its regular meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, two days before the opening of the 36th Men’s and 16th Women’s Junior World Championships. Significant issues of the sport are on the agenda.Mr. Sliven Nejkov, Minister of Sport and BWF President Mr. Anton Kodjabashev, together with BWF […]

11.06.2010
08.06.2010

Change of Junior WC headquarters hotel in Sofia!

Due to the unexpectedly high number of participating teams and delegations, the Organising Committee of the 2010 Junior World Championships (to open on 13 June) decided to change the main hotel of the Championships to HOTEL RODINA. Hotel “Rodina” is the tallest 4-star hotel in Sofia and is located on the “Russki Pametnik” (the Russian […]

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