UK Anti-Doping will be responsible for enforcing the compliance of sports’ governing bodies with the World Anti-Doping Code. The government also says it will open a “drugs cheats hotline” beginning next year to allow confidential reporting of those suspected of doping and create an athlete committee to liaise between UKAD and competitors.
Arturo Macapagal, president of the Philippine Olympian Association, announced the passing away of Olympian Rodrigo del Rosario, 92. He was the first to represent his country at Olympic Games in weightlifting. Del Rosario, from Cabangan, Zambales, represented the country in three Olympics: London 1948 (5th), Helsinki 1952 (4th) and Melbourne 1956 (eliminated in clear and […]
The English Committee of the BWLA are pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Lynes as the Weightlifting Team Manager for the 2010 Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in October 2010 in Delhi, India. Maggie was a competitor in the early 1990’s winning silver medal at the 1990 European Senior Championships, and gold in […]
The BWLA Annual General Meeting elected Louis Martin MBE as President of BWLA. Louis was an outstanding weightlifting competitor from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s. During this time, Louis was four World Championship titles 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965. Louis won silver at the 1964 Olympic Games and bronze at the 1968 Olympic […]
The BWLA offices are relocated to Leeds with World Class Lifting; and Joyce Marufu will take full responsibility for administration services. The new address is: BWLA, 110 Cavendish, Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS.Telephone Number: 01138127098. The email for Joyce at present is Joyce.email@example.com
Olympic champion Cao Lei breezily won the gold medal in the women’s 75kg category at the 11th Chinese National Games weightlifting competition on Monday. Cao, 26, winner in the Beijing Olympics, met almost no challenge throughout the competition. She snatched 125kg, jerked 150kg and lifted a total of 275kg to win the gold. Rookie Xiang […]
In the women’s 69kg division, Olympic champion Liu nailed the gold medal in her first jerk attempt, unnecessary to finish the last two attempts. Her coach Ma Wenhua, also the head coach in the national team, persuaded her to stop lifting on the back course. Liu showed disagreement expression in her face, but finally she […]
Two teenagers caused media hype in the women’s weightlifting competition as they both overcame veterans to win gold medals at the 11th Chinese National Games on Sunday. Guan Xinlei of Jiangsu, 19, hoisted a winning lift 147kg in her final attempt, seven kilos more than her fifth lift, to knock down defending champion Ouyang Xiaofang […]