Following a series of communications, negotiations and onsight checkings, the IWF Executive Board reconfirmed that the 2010 Junior World Championships will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria.Dates: 11-20 June.
To promote its National Federations’ strategic planning of the allocation of their referees, the IWF has invited its members to send nominations of Technical Officials for all the four world events in 2010. National Federations can propose TOs for selection to:– the 2010 Junior World Championships, Sofia, BUL– the FISU 2nd World University Championships, Taichung […]
Since the devastating earthquake and subsequent human catastrophy in Haiti, the IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján and the IWF office have been in touch permanently with the President of the Weightlifting Federation of Haiti. According to information received from Mr. Gerard Fong, the lives of Haiti’s weightlifters were fortunately spared, however, they lost their homes and […]
About a year ago, Olympic Champion Steiner began dating German-TV newsreader Inge Posmyk, 39, and the couple are expecting their first child in March 2010. The wedding ceremony was organized in Mid January.“For us the wish to get married was there as early as the wish to have a child,” Steiner told German tabloid Bild.
Veteran lifter Hamidul Islam wrote his name in golden letters in the history of the country’s weightlifting clinching the first gold medal for Bangladesh in the 11th SA Games in the 77 Kg weight category. This was the first international gold for Bangladesh in weightlifting since the emergence of independent Bangladesh.He lifted 117 kgs in […]
69 kg 1. Vidanage Chintanagee Sri Lanka2. Matiur Rahman Pakistan 77 kg 1. Hamidol Islam Bangladesh2. Monorjoon Roy Bangladesh3. MIHAMMAD Mustafa Kamma Afghanistan 85 kg 1. KHURRAM Shahjad Pakistan2. ROMESH SAMARASEKARA Ra Sri Lanka3. ABDULLA AL Mummin Bangladesh 94 KG 1. USMAN Amjad Pakistan 330 kg2. MALI Chandra India 312 kg3. JAYATHILAKE Don Kavinda Sri […]
After making a last-minute entry into the South Asian Games in Dhaka – due to sanctions imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation – Omkar Otari and Rustam Sarang proved they weren’t there just to make up the numbers. In the 62-kg category, Otari won the gold while Sarang brought home the bronze medal at the […]
Kamal Wattasse of Sri Lanka won the first gold medal in 11th SA Games Weightlifting with a total lift of 230 kilograms in the 56 kg category at the National Sports Council Gymnasium on Sunday 31 January 2010. Kamal lifted 95 kg in the snatch and cleared 135 kg in the clean and jerk to […]
In just 200 days, at 20.10 SGT on 14 August 2010, Singapore will open its doors to 3,600 of the world’s best young athletes for the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG). To celebrate the countdown, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched the visual identity of the Youth Olympic Games – “YOG-DNA”. The “YOG-DNA” label can […]
Last time, in Colombo, Nepal was placed fourth in the ranking with 53 medals including seven golds among the seven nations of the region. In Dhaka, 283 Nepali players will compete for 132 gold medals in 23 events. And, players, coaches and officials know they could have prepared better for the event. “We could not […]
The 11th South Asian Games kicks off with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opening the greatest sporting extravaganza of the region releasing pigeons, the symbol of peace. “The 11th South Asian Games is opened,” she said while colourful balloons swarmed the skyline of the Bangabandhu National Stadium in seconds to mark the announcement. The country welcomed […]