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09.04.2009

German sports journalist Hilmar Bürger turned 70

Famous weightlifting sports journalist Hilmar Bürger from Germany celebrated his 70th birthday in March. Bürger was Vice President of the AIPS Weightlifting Commission 1986-1994, a Member of the same 1994-2002 and a Honorary Member since 2002. A citizen of Berlin and a passionate statistician and historian of the sport, he founded and has maintained one […]

08.04.2009
08.04.2009

Lucky week

President of the Polish Federation Zygmunt Wasiela was lucky enough to grab one of the Vice Presidents position in IWF (next to his Vice President position in EWF) at the Madrid Electoral Congress and three days later he had a nice time to enjoy the result of the Polish Olympic Committee’s election as – after […]

07.04.2009

Lena Berntsson fifth in the 60 m sprint

The Swedish weightlifting champion in the 53 kg category, Lena Berntsson (Mosseberg AK), surprisingly qualified for the 60 m final at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Turin. Her personal bests in weightlifting are 70 kg in the snatch and 89 kg in the clean and jerk of the 53 kg category. In the first […]

06.04.2009

European Weightlifting Championships Bucharest 2009

Goegebuer (BEL), The first European champion (men) of 2009 has his own web site: http://users.telenet.be/tom.goegebuer/     European Championships on EuroSport: http://yahoo.eurosport.com/tvschedule_clng0_day0.shtml   Results, News: http://www.ewf.sm/results.php?mnid=1&slyr=2009&short=BUCHAREST2009 http://www.frhaltere.ro/ http://www.polska-sztanga.h2.pl/ http://www.eleikosport.se/Weightlifting/   email: frh@nullfrhaltere.ro

06.04.2009

The very first congratulation

Just some minutes after the re-election of Mr. Aján as President of IWF the very first group to congratulate him was the host of this year’s World Championships Goyang City.

04.04.2009

Armenia: 10 athletes in Bucharest

Initial Entries indicate ten Armenian weightlifters set to compete in eight different categories at the 2009 European Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest Romania. After finishing in 1st place at the 2008 European Weightlifting Championships in Lignano, Italy with thirteen combined Gold medals, three combined silver medals, and one bronze, Team Armenia looks to repeat their successful […]

02.04.2009

IWF President’s press conference in Madrid

Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President had a press conferenc a day after the Electoral Congress was closed. Ma Wenguang appeared for the first time representing his new position as IWF’s General Secretary. Emilio Estarlik, President of the Spanish Federation, newly elected Executive Board Member accompanied the two top leaders of IWF. Mr. Aján in his […]

02.04.2009

The first day of the newly elected Executive Board

  At its first, informal meeting, the newly elected IWF Executive Board outlined the future program of the Board. Immediate tasks include the selection of members to complete the Board and the various Committees, co-ordination of the future World Championships and the publication of the Constitution, Technical and Competition Rules. Dr. Tamás Aján (HUN), President […]

01.04.2009

Dr. Tamás Aján is re-elected President

The second day continued with the election to all of the leadership positions of the Federation.   Dr. Tamás Aján, who has been serving as President since 2000 was re-elected by acclamation of the delegates present from 132 countries (128 participating in voting procedure). The new general secretary is Ma Wenguang (CHN).

01.04.2009

Congress News (first day)

During the first day of Congress, the IWF membership grew to 187 with the ratification of three new members: Gambia, Laos and Mauritania. Annual Reports were heard and approved and the new Constitution, Technical and Competition Rules were widely debated and approved for 2009-2012. Hosts of the future major Championships and Games gave their preparation […]

31.03.2009

Weightlifting selected

Nigeria’s National Sports Commission has selected seven sports to focus on for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2011 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. The commission has listed athletics, boxing, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling and a seventh to be decided later.

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