The November and December IRFU Fitness Workshops proved hugely successful with fitness coaches from across Ireland. World-renowned Professor Dietmar Schmidtbleicher and Olympic medallist Martin Zawieja presented two interesting modules as part of the workshops. The December Fitness Workshop was presented by Martin Zawieja who is an elite weightlifting coach and also an Olympic medallist in […]
Nine days after Chilean Olympic weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete gave birth to a baby while training in Brazil, not even realizing that she was six-months pregnant, the infant has died. The boy, named Eric Jose, weighed 2.5 pounds and died late last night at São Luiz hospital in Sao Paulo where Poblete was taken after giving […]
Iran made poor results in the World Championship held in South Korea last month. Moreover, some Iranian lifters were found accountable for doping in previous tournaments. In the technical committee held in Iran’s Weightlifting Federation the officials decided to cancel participation in the tournaments due to the existing turmoil in Iran’s weightlifting society.
Despite being inactive for most of the year, China sports icons Liu Xiang and Yao Ming lead the nominees for the 2009 CCTV Sports Personality of the Year award after the final list was announced on Tuesday. Regarded as China’s “Sports Oscars”, the award honors the most outstanding group or individual in sports for the […]
Krzysztof Beck (1930-1996) participated in the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, where he took 5-th place in category 77 kg. Multiple champion of Poland was associated with club “Zawisza”. The memorial tournament to remember Col. Krzysztof Beck is organized since 2000. This year the best athletes of the tournament were Sroka and Muziński.
As emphasized by President of the Polish Weightlifting Federation Zygmunt Wąsiela Champions Gala in Chelm was a great promotion of weightlifting. Six women and ten men in different weight categories competed, among them the world champion Marcin Dolega, Georgian Kosabijew Arsen and Olympic silver medalist from Beijing, a Frenchman Vencelas Dabaya. The combination of weightlifters […]
A Chilean Olympic weightlifter (Poblete finished 12th in Beijing Games) unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy while she was training in a Brazilian gym. Elizabeth Poblete, 22, called for a doctor when she felt unwell a week ago while hoisting weights in the gym in Sao Paulo, where she lives, the news website Globo.com […]
Participants from more than 36 countries and 5 continents have contributed. The competition is now closed for entries and a gallery of medal designs can now be viewed online. Please visit www.medaldesigncompetition.com to vote for your favourite medal! Voting procedure will be open until 22 January 2010. The 10 best medals voted by the public […]
DESPITE being a school drop out, young weightlifter Raijeli Taqua is living her childhood dream of representing Fiji at international games. Like many other athletes, Taqua has carried on their family tradition in sport — weightlifting. At only 14, the Baba lass from Levuka, Ovalau, already won some medals for Fiji. She won bronze medal […]
Iraq Olympic weightlifting National Team for Youth and Youngsters carries on intensive training in the camp it holds in AL Kut Club hall in Wasset Province and that in order to participate in Asia Championship which will be held in UAE from December 15 till December 25 and Arab Championship to be held in the […]