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08.06.2009

Day 4 – Pan-American Weightlifting Championships

It was day four, the last day of the Pan-American Weightlifting Championships. The first group out was the men’s 105 kg weight class. With their first lift starting between 141 kg and 160 kg (between 311 lbs and 353 lbs) the day started with terrific lifts. The USA seemed to finally be holding its own […]

08.06.2009
07.06.2009

Day Three in Cicago

The day started out with some great competition in the women’s 69 kg Group A, as competing were two 4th place finishers from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, Leidy Yessenia Solis Arboleda from Colombia in the 69 kg weight class and Christine Girard from Canada in the 63 kg weight class. Girard has now […]

07.06.2009

London 2012

Status The Weightlifting competition venue will be located in ExCeL which is the Games’ largest competition venue. It has 60,000 square metres of exhibition space and will be divided into five arenas. The enormous amount of space available allows the flexibility to create a bespoke arena for Weightlifting and provides all the necessary back of […]

06.06.2009

Day one in Chicago

It was the first day of competition for the Pan-American/Ibero-American Weightlifting Championships and U.S. National Championships, and competition there was.  The day started out strong, as because of technical problems, one of the top women weightlifters in the 48 kg class was competing in the B group, which started out the tournament along with Group […]

06.06.2009

Independent WFZ

ZIMBABWE National Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Association has split to form the Weightlifting Federation of Zimbabwe and the Bodybuilding Association to serve the different needs of Weightlifters and Bodybuilders. Former ZNBBWA president George Takundwa Nyawo is now the president of WFZ while Kays Rushika was named the Bodybuilding president. In a press statement released by WFZ, […]

06.06.2009

Weightlifting officials laud Chicago for event organization

So far, the visitors are impressed with the way Chicago is handling the Pan American Weighlifting Championships.“I’m very pleased,” Luis Zambrano, president of the Ecuador Weightlifting Federation and treasurer of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, said Thursday. “We believed Chicago had the capacity to organize this event very well, and what we are seeing is […]

04.06.2009

IWF Technology applied at Pan-Am: Live Results on this website!

At the combined Pan-American, US National and Ibero-American Championships starting today in Chicago, USA, the application of the IWF TIS (Technology and Information System) will enable real time scoreboard display of all the competitions.Follow the progress of contests between 267 lifters from 21 countries by clicking on the Live Results    

04.06.2009

A Preview of the Pan American/Ibero American Weightlifting Championships and 2009 U.S. National Championships

With three separate competitions going on at once, the Pan American Weightlifting Championships, the Ibero American Weightlifting Championships, and the 2009 U.S. National Championships, there will be a ton of weightlifting to watch and some stiff competition. “It’s a big event,” said Mike Gattone, Senior International Coach and High Performance and Coaching Education Director for […]

04.06.2009

Cuban Weightlifters Travel to Chicago

A team of 10 Cuban weightlifters travelled to the US city of Chicago to participate in the Pan American and Iberoamerican Championship.. The team of the Caribbean nation is comprised of eight men and two women and it is led by world multi-medallist and world champion in the clean and jerk event Sergio Alvarez (62 […]

04.06.2009

Lyn Jones – Section Manager, Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games

In accordance with the published selection criteria, the Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) has nominated to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) Mr. Lyn Jones to serve as the Weightlifting Section Manager for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. This significant role also includes the organisational portfolio of ‘National Team Manager’ for the following events in prior […]

04.06.2009
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