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12.07.2009
11.07.2009

‘Bronze Medalist’ Has Charms of Sports Drama

Pushing limits, celebrating team spirit and savoring that delicious victory _ or honorable loss _ the classic sports drama is programmed to grip viewers with an adrenaline rush. “Bronze Medalist,” featuring weightlifting teenage girls, offers everything you expect from such a film, but also more. South Korea is a country obsessed with first prizes, and […]

11.07.2009

Sri Lankan bronze at Japan's Weightlfting Senior Championships

69th & 21st JAPAN WEIGHTLIFTING MAN AND WOMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 51 woman and 72 men competed in Memorial Gymnasium on Saitama (04-05.07.2009). , 12 Japan senior and 2 juniors (U20) records were broken. (By Marek Drzewowski) Results One Sri Lankan male athlete competed in 69kg category and got bronze medal.He is living in Japan because he […]

11.07.2009

Successful "100 year anniversary of the athletics club Rorschach"

Daniel Tschan, the President of the Swiss Weightlifting Association summed up the 100 years long his story of the club. In 1909 the foundation of this club was a landmark is the development of weightlifting in the whole country. Rorschach was not only very successful but also had a role model within the association. Mayor […]

11.07.2009

18th Israel Maccabiah Remembers Munich Terror Victims

Over 1,000 Jewish athletes, families, coaches, staff and administrators of the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel took part in a memorial ceremony to remember the 11 Israel Olympians who were murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.(The Maccabiah is the world´s largest and best Jewish athletic competition in the tradition and values of Maccabi, emphasizing the […]

10.07.2009

Loss of a great Friend!

The Russian Olympic Committee regretfully informed us that Mr. Nikolay Parkhomenko (74), President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation after long-lasting illness, passed away today, the 10th July 2009 at 9 a.m. Moscow time. Nikolay, awarded by the International Olympic Committee as well as by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), has worked closely with the IWF […]

07.07.2009

144 Clubs took part in 2009 ZKC International Email Tournament

2009 ZKC Email International Club TournamentNEW RECORD SET: 144 CLUBS TAKING PART FROM THE 5 CONTINENTS Congratulation to the winning teams:MTZ CLUB FROM CUBA AND THE COUGARS CLUB FROM AUSTRALIA The ZKC Email International club tournament which concluded on June the 30th has seen a record number of clubs enter from the five continents. 144 […]

06.07.2009

Gulf Countries Confederation Championships: a great success in the Emirates

The 9th Senior and 8th Junior Gulf Countries Confederation (GCC) Weightlifting Championships were successfully held over the weekend in Fujairah, UAE.Six countries (BRN, KSA, KUW, OMA, QAT and UAE) entered 65 weightlifters. The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Fujairah. The Emirates WF, under the guidance of Sheikh Sultan bin Mejren, […]

06.07.2009
05.07.2009

Nigeria concentrating on areas of strength

Chief Ekeji’s second coming into the National Sports Commission (NSC) of Nigeria where he has now risen to the position of Director-General may be the tonic the country needs to join the league of countries which maximise their potentials to rank high on the medal table. With a new sports minister/Chairman of the NSC, Engineer […]

05.07.2009

African Championships in Kampala

Uganda is very proud to be the first African Country to host Africa’s Major Events after the change of WFA governance.This time, we are not only hosting Africa for the first time with President Khaled and his new Executive, but are also hosting Africa’s 1st Youth Under-17 years old athletes. Combining Youths U-17, Men & […]

05.07.2009

Indian Weightlifting Federation warns of lesser medals in CWG

Indian Weightlifting Federation has warned that the country might end up with very few medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games as the lif ters are training without basic equipment, food supplements and enough coaches due to Sports Ministry’s apathy. IWF General Secretary Baldev Raj Gulati said the lifters have been facing problems galore at the […]

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