Both the IOC President, Dr. Jacques Rogge and the President of SportAccord (GAISF) sent messages to the IWF Electoral Congress in Madrid.
The 11th South Asian Games (SAG) is to be held from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8 in 2010 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The meeting organized in Kathmandou (Nepal) also decided to include eight more sports in the 11th edition of SAG: badminton, basketball, cricket, judo, volleyball, wrestling, golf and cycling. Besides the eight […]
Olympian weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan has been presented with the Labour Order, Second Class, for his contributions to sport after winning silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the men’s 56kg category.Tuan was presented with the State award at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 29 to honour the best sportspeople and disabled athletes […]
Today, on 29 March 2009, at the General Assembly of the French Weightlifting Federation (FFHMFAC), one of the world’s largest and oldest, Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes was re-elected as President for another term with 93% of the votes.President Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes has chaired various Organising Committees for World and Continental Championships and the French Federation will be the […]
Three-time Olympian Cheryl Haworth is off to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Olympic bronze medallist (2000) Savannah weightlifter starts training for the 2012 Olympics in London. During an announcement Haworth also donated the uniform she wore at the 2008 Beijing Games during the Opening Ceremonies. She suprised SCAD president […]
127 lifters took part in this very successful first ever Pacific Islands Cup Email Tournament. There was some outstanding performances with Ele Opeloge from Samoa in the 75+kg category totaling 265kg and winning the best female lifter. Whilst in the men division, the best lifter went to Yukio Peter from Nauru with a total of […]
Finnish Championships 23 women and 51 men participated in the National Finnish Championships in Tampere. The nominees for the European Championships 2009 in Bucharest demonstrated good form.Heidi Harju achieved the highest women’s result with 226.21 points ahead of Anna Everi with 219.34 points and Jenni Puputti with 210.37 points. The best male lifter was Antti […]
At the Eleiko Women Grand Prix 2009 from 21 – 24 May in Lochen, Upper Austria there will be a strong competition with more than 11 nations.Egypt starts with an excellent team. Enga El Sayed Mahmoud 48kg Shimaa Gamal Maged 53 kg Rawia Hassan Shaban 58 kg Shimaa Mohamed Mohamed 63 kg Esmat Mansour El […]