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18.12.2009

Iranian weightlifting teams withdraw from Asian Championships

Iran made poor results in the World Championship held in South Korea last month. Moreover, some Iranian lifters were found accountable for doping in previous tournaments. In the technical committee held in Iran’s Weightlifting Federation the officials decided to cancel participation in the tournaments due to the existing turmoil in Iran’s weightlifting society.

18.12.2009

Weightlifter is among CCTV awards nominees

Despite being inactive for most of the year, China sports icons Liu Xiang and Yao Ming lead the nominees for the 2009 CCTV Sports Personality of the Year award after the final list was announced on Tuesday. Regarded as China’s “Sports Oscars”, the award honors the most outstanding group or individual in sports for the […]

17.12.2009
16.12.2009

Sroka and Muziński best in the Memorial

Krzysztof Beck (1930-1996) participated in the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, where he took 5-th place in category 77 kg. Multiple champion of Poland was associated with club “Zawisza”. The memorial tournament to remember Col. Krzysztof Beck is organized since 2000. This year the best athletes of the tournament were Sroka and Muziński.

16.12.2009

Champions' Gala in Chelm

As emphasized by President of the Polish Weightlifting Federation Zygmunt Wąsiela Champions Gala in Chelm was a great promotion of weightlifting. Six women and ten men in different weight categories competed, among them the world champion Marcin Dolega, Georgian Kosabijew Arsen and Olympic silver medalist from Beijing, a Frenchman Vencelas Dabaya. The combination of weightlifters […]

16.12.2009

Surprise birth for Chilean weightlifter during training

A Chilean Olympic weightlifter (Poblete finished 12th in Beijing Games) unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy while she was training in a Brazilian gym. Elizabeth Poblete, 22, called for a doctor when she felt unwell a week ago while hoisting weights in the gym in Sao Paulo, where she lives, the news website Globo.com […]

16.12.2009
15.12.2009

Taqua lives her childhood dream

DESPITE being a school drop out, young weightlifter Raijeli Taqua is living her childhood dream of representing Fiji at international games. Like many other athletes, Taqua has carried on their family tradition in sport — weightlifting. At only 14, the Baba lass from Levuka, Ovalau, already won some medals for Fiji. She won bronze medal […]

15.12.2009

Follow USA Weightlifting on Twitter!

USA Weightlifting has launched a page on www.twitter.com where you can follow USA Weightlifting tournaments and events via micro-blogs that can be sent via text message to your cell phone! Visit www.twitter.com/usweightlifting!

15.12.2009
14.12.2009

3rd Pacific Cup International – New Caledonia

The third Pacific Cup International Tournament was held on 12th December at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in Mont Dore , New Caledonia . The competition attracted a large number of lifters and some very good performances were achieved by some of the Pacific lifters. Itte Detenamo from Nauru, in the 105+kg category, totaled 390kg and […]

14.12.2009
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