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13.12.2006

Foreign coaches in demand

The IWF has noted an increasing demand from National Federations to employ foreign coaches to work with their national selections. Therefore National Federations and those coaches who are willing to work abroad to send their contact details to the IWF. At the IWF Secretariat Gabriella Barany is handling the matter: gabriella.barany@nulliwfnet.net 

12.12.2006

Asian Games summary

?The IWF has assessed the organisation of the Asian Games in Qatar, in particular the weightlifting competitions, and concludes that it was a prime event of a very high standard,? says Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the IWF, following his return from Doha. ?We also appreciate the professional activity of the Technical Officials ? a […]

07.12.2006

Asians conclude battles in Doha

In the women?s heaviest category, the +75kg, the two protagonists celebrated their third face-to-face contest after two world championships. Both times before, the lighter lady ? Korean Jang Mi-Ran, holder of the world record with 318kg ? was on the winning side. In Doha, however, Mu Shuangshuang from China improved the balance to 1:2. Her […]

05.12.2006

Thongsuk continues with world record in Doha

In the women?s 63kg category the Olympic and world champion Thai Pawina Thongsuk was facing this year?s world champion Quyang Xiaofang (CHN). Although the latter lifted one kilo more than in Santo Domingo, Thongsuk was still more outstanding and with a 142kg new world record clean and jerk (and a 5kg higher total) she reconfirmed […]

05.12.2006

Just published: World Weightlifting 2006-3

World Weightlifting?s 2006-3 issue carries a detailed and colourful coverage of the events of the first major Olympic Qualification event, the 2006 Men?s and Women?s World Championships in Santo Domingo, DOM. The category-by-category accounts are completed with exclusive interviews, including reports with the new French world champion Vencelas Dabaya, oldtimer Olympic and world champions, or […]

04.12.2006

Asian Games underway in Qatar

Two days into the events of the 15th Asian Games held in Doha, weightlifting athletes display excellence at the highest level. Among the 35 nations of the continent that have sent their participants to Qatar the Chinese are leaving no doubt of their pre-eminence in both genders. Santo Domingo?s world champions, Li Zheng (56kg) and […]

29.11.2006

Iranian Federation delegation’s visit and talks with IWF

In the process of an investigation into the nine Iranian athletes who tested positive out of competition before the 2006 World Championships, the Iranian Weightlifting Federation appointed a new President, Mr. Bahram Afsharzadeh (for a long time General Secretary of the Iranian NOC) and dismissed the Bulgarian chief coach and his assistants. Mr. Bahram Afsharzadeh, accompanied by […]

27.11.2006

Dr. Aján visits Azerbaijan

Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the IWF paid a short visit to Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During his stay, he met Mr. Azad Rahimov, Minister for Youth and Sport, Mr. Vagut Nazarov, Vice President and Mr. Ismail Ismailov, General Secretary of the Weightlifting Federation, as well as the leaders of the Olympic […]

07.11.2006

2006 Mundial: Doping free!

All the analysis reports of the 2006 Olympic Qualification World Championships, held in Santo Domingo, DOM have now arrived at the IWF from the laboratory, which is, of course, a WADA-accredited one. 31% of the participants (149 competitors out of 484) were tested – a figure unparallelled among all sports – and only one is positive (not a medal […]

06.11.2006

New IWF Referees’ Examination

Completing the IWF Handbook 2005-2008 and following the various modifications that have been decided by the IWF Executive Board since the new rules entered into force, a new IWF Referees? Examination has now been elaborated and finalized. A hard copy of the updated Referees’ Examination ? 100 questions and 100 answers ? was sent to all National Federations, for application […]

27.10.2006

Olympic Qualification Preliminary Status after Santo Domingo

As it is known, weightlifting’s total quota of 260 athletes for the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008 will be filled in a process of qualification, of which here is a summary:   Men Women   No of athletes No of NOCs No of athletes No of NOCs Qualification at the 2006 and 2007 World Championsh. […]

26.10.2006

New technical rules!

PROGRESSION OF THE WEIGHT OF THE BARBELL A study of the major events held since the introduction of the 1kg rule has shown that only an insignificant minority (0.4%) of the athletes ? whether men or women, and whether in snatch or in clean and jerk ? have accepted the 1kg automatic increase of the […]

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