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20.03.2009

Hoang Anh Tuan is worth his weight in gold

When the Vietnamese weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan returned to Bac Ninh province after winning a silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games he was hailed like a returning conquering hero. Tuan continues to work at achieving new goals. He is busy preparing for the Southeast Asian Games 2009 in Laos. He also recently invested more […]

20.03.2009

HC notice to Centre on weightlifter Monika’s petition

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court sought a response from the Sports Authority of India on a petition filed by weightlifter L Monika Devi disqualified from participating in Beijing Olympics 2008 after she was found positive in dope test, alleging that the officials violated the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. Also issuing notices to Indian […]

19.03.2009

New President of HWF

Mr. Imre Dobos(56), a businessman has been elected as President of the Hungarian Weighlifting Federation. The former president Tamás Fehér keep on working as a head coach of British national team.  

19.03.2009

Teenage weightlifter Zoe Smith is Britain’s strongest girl

Zoe Smith has lifted three times her own body weight to rise to the top of her sport. The schoolgirl set 98 British records last year and has her sights set on competing at the London Olympics in 2012. And she has now been voted “Athlete of the Year” in her sport by the British […]

17.03.2009

The Best Sportsmen of 2008

These outstanding sportsmen became the best of all athletes in their country last year : Albania: Erkland Qerimaj és Romela Begaj Belarus : Andrei Aramnau Ecuador: Alexandra Escobar Germany.: Matthias Steiner Vietnam: Hoang Anh-Tuan Korea : actually, there was no voting organized by jounalists for best sportsmen of.the country.But Korea Sports Council (Korean Olympic Committee)announced […]

17.03.2009

IWF Auditors meeting in Budapest

All the three members of the IWF Auditors’ Committee met in Budapest, prior to the Electoral Congress, to carry out the Audit of the International Weightlifting Federation’s books and accounts.Horst Tischler (SUI), Karl Rimböck (GER) and Margarita Nikolova (BUL) with the IWF President, after having completed their job at the IWF Secretariat.  

17.03.2009
15.03.2009

Ruth Kasirye, Norwegian champion

Ruth Kasirye (1982 – Tonsberg – 62.76 kg), Olympic participant 2008 in Beijing, was the absolute super star of the National Norwegian Championships on 6th and 7th March in Spydeberg. With 106 kg in the snatch, 125 kg and 130 kg in the clean and jerk as well as with 226 kg, 231 kg and […]

15.03.2009

Olympic champion Aramnau gets ban for drinking

Olympic champion Andrei Aramnau of Belarus was handed a two-year suspended ban from competition on Friday after driving while intoxicated for the second time in less than three months. The 20-year-old, who won gold in Beijing by breaking several world records in the 105kg weight class, was first caught driving drunk in December before he […]

15.03.2009

Salama works for Egypt

The Egyptian federation contracted Maged Salama as a new national trainer for women. Salama was earlier the coach for Matthias Steiner in Austria.

15.03.2009

Weightlifter next Iba recipient

The Rotary Club of Tulsa announced that Olympic weightlifter Melanie Roach, who placed sixth at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, will be the 2009 female recipient of the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award. Roach and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the male recipient, will be honored at the 16th annual Henry P. Iba […]

14.03.2009

World Cup in New Caledonia cancelled due to General Elections

Ronald Frere, President of New Caledonia Federation sent this message: “Dear Friends, It is with great regret to inform you that the 2009 World Cup which was supposed to be held on May 3rd to 7th,  has been cancelled in New Caledonia. This decision was taken after consultation with the IWF / OWF.  The reason […]

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