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27.05.2009

Chinese hosts decided to cancel the Grand Prix

Due to the situation of A(H1N1) influenza around the world, the Chinese Olympic Committee asked the Chinese Weightlifting Association to reconsider the organization of the IWF Grand Prix this year. Finally the Chinese Weightlifting Association decided to cancel the IWF Grand Prix for 2009. Plans to organise this Grand Prix next year have, however, not been […]

26.05.2009

Hoang Anh Tuan: a different role

About 10,000 people in the capital city of Hanoi took part in a walk to welcome the upcoming 3rd Asian Indoor Games (AIG), to be held in Vietnam for the first time. Before the walk, Culture, Sports and Tourism Deputy Minister and the AIG 3 Vice Chairman Nguyen Danh Thai handed the flag and the […]

25.05.2009

Dika Toua: Sportswoman of the Year

On Saturday 23rd May, at the Annual Sports Awards held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, champion weightlifter Dika Toua won for the sixth consecutive year the Sportswoman of the Year award. The Gala Event at the Crown Plaza was attended by 500 VIP guests from Government, Corporate Sponsors, and Sporting Organizations. Dika Toua, many […]

25.05.2009

8th international Fulda-Austria U-14 – U17 and U-20 Tournament

Thursday, 11. Juni 2009 19.00 hour : Technical Meeting Friday, 12. Juni 2009 15.00 hour U-14 (all) – 20 Participant 18.00 hour: Girls (1 part) – 12 Participant 20.00 hour: Girls (2 part) – 11 Participant Saturday, 13. Juni 2009 09.30 hour U-17 Kat. 56 kg – 12 Participant 11.30 hour U-17 Kat. 77 kg – 17 Participant 14.00 hour U-20 Kat. 69 kg – 12 Participant […]

25.05.2009

Six African records broken by Esmat Mansour El Sayed (EGY)

Results Six African Records by Esmat Mansour El SayedRuth Kasirye with two Norwegian RecordsJessica Embacher with Austrian U-20 RecordNina Eichhorn with five Austrian U-13 RecordsAbir Khalil Winner of the Eleiko Grand Prix ahead of Ruth Kasirye There was a great atmosphere in the Lochen sports hall on 22nd and 23rd May 2009 during the 6th […]

24.05.2009

Rezazadeh: I will deliver many Rezazadehs to the world of weightlifting

Under the leadership of former Olympic Champion Rezazadeh reaching the top of the final team ranking Iran could celebrate great successes at the Asian Championships and at the first Youth World championships as well. Hossein Rezazadeh, the world`s strongest man of the years 2000-2006 is in the position of directing the Iranian national teams in […]

24.05.2009
24.05.2009

China winning the women’s team classification at Chiangmai

Even a DPR Korean world champion (Kim Kuk Hyang) in the last, the +69kg category could not stop the Chinese women’s team taking the top position in the nations’ ranking at the 1st EGAT Youth World Championships in Chiangmai, concluding today.In second rank – also having brought a full team of 7 girls – is Russia, with […]

24.05.2009

Russians and Kazakhs take over in heavier categories among the Youth

The girls’ 69kg could have brought another great duel . However, the local hero, Suwannaratana (17) was so excited in front of the home audience that she was unsuccessful  three times trying to lift 95kg.  This way, Russian Olga Zubova  had an easy victory grabbing all three possible gold medals. In the men’s 77kg russia continued […]

24.05.2009

Youngsters lift in grown-up style at Chiangmai – Youth WWC in progress

Despite their young age (13-17 years old) the competitors of the 1st Youth WWC in Thailand display remarkably high-class lifting in both the boys’ and the girls’ categories.On the fourth day into the Championships, the Chinese team is still far ahead of the rest of 47 countries participating. Among the youth men, the first three […]

24.05.2009

Media Attention Disrupts Olympic Champion’s Training

Weightlifting world champion Jang Mi-ran held a pen in her hand instead of a barbell as she called call for “less media attention,” so that she can concentrate on training. Jang, who is preparing for the World Weightlifting Championships to be held in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, in November, sent a two-page written appeal to media […]

21.05.2009

Vueti heads off

FIJI weightlifter Joe Vueti has been offered a one year coaching scholarship. Vueti will be training in New Caledonia under the guidance of Oceania weightlifting coach Paul Coffa. “When Joe comes back, he will have coaching to fall back on,” Fiji weightlifting coach Della Shaw said.(Fiji Times Online) 

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