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21.06.2009

Bucharest junior WC, men 105 kg, one man show

Despite of the fact Russian Eduard Mezhgikhov missed one of his snatch attempts he was able to grab first place without any difficulty as his rivals were far behind him. 20 years old Russian was very convincing in clean and jerk as well. Tagirov (UKR) ranked 2nd in snatch was 19 kg behind him in […]

21.06.2009

Bucharest junior WC, women +75 kg, A new Korean superstar on the scene

The group of 15 women (there were three 16 years old among them) had very interesting composition. First of all Niue (an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean) had it first appearence at world championship. Their representative Narita Wiliamu had a very good start with three good attempts in snatch (placed 5th) but finally […]

20.06.2009

Bucharest junior WC, men 94 kg, the best show up to now

Who could have thought the final ranking was the same with the snatch podium composition. Russian Alexandr Ivanov was the leading figure passing snatch by 175 kg, 5 kg ahead of Chinese Li Bing. The rivalry was very sharp between these two top athletes in clean and jerk as well. Li Bing made the first […]

20.06.2009

Bucharest Junior WC, women 75kg, Li Rongyan: That is how I like it

Women 75 kg category had again a Chinese winner. Li Rongyan had a lot of potential however she was succesful only with her opener snatch. This way Novakovich (BLR) could grap the first place. Asian girls were very nervous, Korean Lee was succesful only one time, like Li. Concerning snatch medalists they had only four […]

20.06.2009

Vitali wins comeback award!

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has been chosen by the legendary sports stars of the Laureus World Sports Aacdemy as the 2009 Laureus world comeback of the year. The announcement that Vitali Klitschko had won the Laureus Comeback Award was made by the Laureus World Sports Academy Chairman, Edwin Moses, and fellow Academy members Boris […]

20.06.2009
19.06.2009
19.06.2009

Dominican weightlifter’s "B" sample negative

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - The Dominican Olympic Committee has cleared weightlifter Yudelquis Contreras of doping allegations after her “B” sample came back negative. Contreras was one of six athletes (and the only weightlifter) competing at last year’s Beijing Olympics who had tested positive for CERA, an advanced version of the blood-boosting drug EPO, during […]

18.06.2009
18.06.2009

2016 Olympic Bid Cities briefing IOC Members in Lausanne

The four candidate cities bidding to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 – Chicago (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Madrid (Spain)  – are all at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (Switzerland) on 17th and 18th June to give a technical briefing to the 93 members of the International Olympic […]

17.06.2009

So far only Asians win at the 2009 JWC in Bucharest

Up to the third day into the 2009 Junior World Championships running in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, with two women’s and two men’s categories completed, only Asians were crowned world champions. The 56kg gold was “traditionally” taken by Wu Jingbiao, CHN, but in the 62kg Indonesia’s star Irawan retained his supremacy. The women opened with Khamsri […]

16.06.2009
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