United Arab Emirates Weightlifting Federation is now developing its Women’s Team. Since Women competition was introduced at the World Championships inthe Unites States in 1987, as the 1st among the Gulf States, UAE launched and competed with a Women Team. During the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya AL BALOOSHI Alia Ali (in the 53kg bodyweight category), […]
London 2012 is seeking to recruit a Weightlifting Services Manager responsible for the planning, organization, management and conduct of the administration functions of the Weightlifting event at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Paralympic Powerlifting event at the Paralympic Games. Those interested in the position can get more details on the following link.
From the 515 athletes participating at the 2010 World Championships held in Antalya, Turkey 141 were subjected to doping control. The International Weightlifting Federation states that in its fight against doping, this high percentage (approximately 28% of the athletes competing in Antalya were tested) has to be maintained.
For the 5th time since the IWF has launched its Education Program it is running as a great success. The most recent edition of the lectures took place during the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya on the 18th and the 22nd of September with translators working simultaneously in 4 languages: Chinese, Spanish, Russian and […]
At the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Weightlifting Championships Antalya, the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Mehmet Ali Sahin said during his inaugural speech that „There is one language which is spoken as a common one by mankind, and it’s the language of sports.” He also said that this competition will contribute to […]
Across both Europe and Asia there was extensive ‘live’ coverage of this year’s World Weightlifting Championships from Antalya, Turkey including: Eurosport’s pan European coverage to over sixty European countries in nineteen languages – plus Eurosport’s Asia/Pacific service to a further fourteen countries including Australia, Brunei, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tonga […]
We would like to draw your attention to the IWF – Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation (MWC) seminar in the framework of the Development Program which will be held from 20th to 23rd October in Malta (Seashells Resort at Suncrest-Qawra) during the “V Mediterranean Cup”. Renowned and experienced lecturers will lecture about “New skills for developing Weightlifting” […]
The 26th of September, last competition day, was full of surprises and happy outcomes mixed with unlucky moves causing injuries. We assisted to great fights within the 105kg and the +105kg bodyweight category. In Men’s 105kg, Russia and Poland gained the most part of the medal competition. KLOKOV Dmitriy (RUS) silver medalist of the Olympic […]
Women’s competition ended on the 9th Competition day with the +75kg bodyweight category. From beginning till the end of the Championships women were unstoppable and continued performing World Records. KASHIRINA Tatiana (RUS) broke all 3 junior World Records with 145kg in Snatch, 170kg in Clean & Jerk and 315kg in the Total. Her performance in […]
The International Weightlifting Federation is pleased to announce that from the 10th until the 16th of December 2010 Penang, Malaysia will host the IWF Intercontinental Club Grand-Prix. The event will be a Qualification Event for the 2012 Olympic Games. Best teams will receive Prize Money in both Men and Women competitions. IWF intends to hold […]
ZIELINSKI Adrian (POL) displayed an explosive performance and won 3 medals including the gold in Total. After an unfortunate accident the Armenian lifter KHACHATRYAN Ara had his elbow seriously injured during his first attempt of Clean & Jerk. He was not able to continue the competition any more, there for his coach went up on […]
In men’s 77kg MARTIROSYAN Tigran Gevorg (ARM) kept until the end his 3kg advantage performed during his third attempt in Snatch and finished first in Total with 373kg. In Clean & Jerk the Chinese lifter LU Xiaojun proved to be strong enough to ensure himself the Gold medal next to his two silvers gained in […]