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18.05.2009

Arafura Games in conjunction with the Oceania Championships.

SUCCESS, DRAMA, RECORDS, ENTERTAINMENT,AT THIS YEARS ARAFURA GAMES AND OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS The 2009 Arafura Games and Oceania Championships for Seniors and Juniors were held in the Australian city of Darwin. A city, rich in aboriginal culture and wonderfully warm weather. Unique in its environment. The Arafura Games was opened on the 9th May in colourful […]

16.05.2009

Iran on the Top

Iran weightlifter Moradi wins 3 gold medals Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has won three gold medals at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Kazakhstan. Moradi took the three medals after he placed first in the 85 kg class on Wednesday. The Iranian athlete lifted a total of 367 kg, 168 kg in snatch and 199 kg […]

15.05.2009

Glasgow 2014 announces appointment of Head of Sport

13th May, 2009 Glasgow 2014 Limited, the Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow between 23rd July and 3rd August 2014, has today announced the appointment of Greg Warnecke as its Head of Sport. Greg will be responsible for developing the strategies within the sport function taking into consideration the requirements […]

14.05.2009

Youth World Records established and published by the IWF

In view of the 1st Youth World Championships to be held next week in Thailand, the IWF has established the “basic” World Records for men (boys) and women (girls) for the Youth age group, i.e. 13-17 year old weightlifters. As the basis for the Youth World Records the Youth Records of those Continental Federations were […]

14.05.2009

Silver and bronze for Prapawadee

Olympic champion Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon could only grab a silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tardykolgan, Kazakhstan. Prapawadee, who comfortably won gold in the 53kg division at the 2008 Olympics, took silver in the snatch with a lift of 94kg. China’s Chen Xiaoting clinched gold with a 98kg effort. In the […]

13.05.2009

Local lifters struggle to make grade

IF you’ve been to the weightlifting training centre at Aung San Stadium recently, you might have noticed a change in atmosphere. Most of the familiar faces from past national teams are long gone – and hopefully, with them, the drug scandals of recent years – and have been replaced by a new generation of up […]

13.05.2009

Nauru news

Nauru Olympic Committee new president His Excellency, Marcus Stephen, OWF President has been elected President of the Nauru Olympic Committee for the next four years. He is the only Head of State to have competed at three Olympic Games.(competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, 1996 Atlanta Olympics and at the 2000 Sydney Olympics)Aaron Cook was […]

13.05.2009

75th anniversary for Finnish

In 2009 the Finnish Weightlifting Federation is celabrating its 75th anniversary. The Baltic Cup competition will serve as our Gala Competition with competitors from countries around the Baltic Sea such as Olympic Bronze Medalist from Beijing 2008, World and European Champion Viktor Scerbatihs (Latvia) and European Silver Medalist from Bucharest 2009 Ruth Kasirye (Norway). Also […]

12.05.2009
12.05.2009

Naim feels better

After heavy medical treatment Naim Suleymanoglu returned to his mother’s home from hospital last Saturday. His health is going better. During treatment, Turkish governors and media showed a great interest on him on top level. On his doctors’ advice he cannot receive visitors. After one week, he will open his doors to accept visitors. (Turkish Weightlifting […]

09.05.2009

Samoa - Commonwealth Youth Games 2015

Samoa National Olympic Committee won the bid to host the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games. Samoa today has possibly one of the best weightlifting stadiums in the world. The weightlifting event in 2015 will certainly be one of the  highlights of the Commonwealth Youth Games. The weightlifting venue in Samoa has in recent years hosted major […]

09.05.2009

New Website of Indian Weightlifting Federation

Indian Weightlifting Federation has launched its website. The website address is www.iwlf.net National Games at Jharkhand postponed up to 15th June The organizers of the National Games, Jharkhand, have informed that due to hot weather with temperature,around 43-44 Degree Celsius presently at Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad and expecting the same in the month of June-2009, […]

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