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24.10.2009
23.10.2009

Three time Olympian Rodrigo del Rosario, passed away at 92

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 […]

22.10.2009

Deadline for Final Entries to expire on 25 October!

Attention National Federations! The deadline for Final Entries to the 2009 Goyang World Championships expires on 25th October 2009.Send your Final Entries to the Organising Committee armi8@nullkorea.kr with a copy to the IWF tamas.ajan@nulliwfnet.net before the deadline.  

22.10.2009

Hatch to coach USA team competing in Goyang

Gayle Hatch has been named head coach of the USA men’s weightlifting team that will be competing Nov. 23 to Nov. 28 in Seoul, Korea. Hatch served as the head coach of the 2004 men’s U.S. Olympic weightlifting team that competed in Athens, Greece.  

22.10.2009

Maggie Lynes’s appointment

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 […]

22.10.2009

Louis Martin MBE was elected as President of BWLA

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 […]

22.10.2009

Contact details of BWLA Office

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.marufu@nullworldclasslifting.org

21.10.2009
20.10.2009

Olympic champion Cao Lei easily wins gold at Chinese National Games

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 […]

20.10.2009
20.10.2009

Teenagers show potiential at Chinese National Games (58 kg, 63 kg)

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 […]

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