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09.08.2007

University World Cup opens in Lima

36 years after the last Weightlifting World Championships held in Lima, a total of 128 weightlifters are expected to participate in the University World Cup, running from 9th to 12th of August in Callao, next to the Peruvian capital. A strong Pan-American presence is also noted. Chinese excelled in the first two categories (56kg men […]

10.07.2007

Final Entry deadline for 2007 University World Cup coming up

This is to remind all National Federations that the deadline to submit Final Entries to the 10th University Word Cup 2007, Lima is 25th July. In order to comply with FISU Rules, to prove the eligibility of your athletes to the competition, please fill out and send back together with the Final Entry forms the attached FISU […]

10.07.2007

Weightlifting mourns Dr. Sonny Tobing

Dr. Sonny Lumban Tobing (Indonesia) passed away at the age of 62 years on 4 July 2007 in Jakarta, having suffered a stroke. The untimely and unexpected end took away a man everybody used to like: a quiet, always smiling, devoted, generous and gentle person. Dr. Tobing served the sport of weightlifting for decades; i.a. […]

02.07.2007

Thai Organizing Committee reduces room rates for World Championships

Following an intervention by the IWF, as a gesture of friendship and goodwill, the Organizing Committee and the Thai Government agreed to reduce the daily room and board rates for the 2007 Chiangmai World Championships to US$100 per person in double room, and to US$130 per person in single room (in 5 star hotels). More […]

02.07.2007

Dates of 2008 Junior Worlds finalized

The schedule of the 2008 Junior World Championships, which will take place in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, has been fixed between the Canadian Weightlifting Federation and the IWF. IWF Committee meetings: 11th June; Executive Board will meet on 12th June; IWF General Congress and Opening Ceremony: 13th June; Competitions: 14th to 20th June 2008. The IWF […]

27.06.2007

Junior Worlds wound up with surprising team result

Mercedes Perez (227kg in 63kg) of Colombia was chosen to receive the ELEIKO-IWF Press Commission’s Best Female Lifter Trophy of this year’s edition of Junior World Championships, held in Prague. Perez helped her team of seven members to gold medals and to becoming winner of the team ranking over China, which brought only six lifters […]

20.06.2007
15.06.2007

After Chinese doubles, Europe’s singles enter scene

In the men’s 69kg at the Prague Junior Worlds the Chinese deployed double crew with Zheng Zhisheng and Tang Fei, who shared most of the gold and silver medals in a brotherly way. Arayik Mirzoyan of Armenia could clinch one silver and two bronze medals, while one bronze was left to Gert Trasha of Albania […]

15.06.2007

Women: Colombia takes over

In the women’s 58kg, Li Xueying finally played what we call the "Chinese Game". In a standalone contest with the barbell, in six good and effortless lifts she defeated the runner up Thai, Chapok Natthaneeya and bronze-medallist Korean Yura Mun by round 20 kilos.   In contrast, the following two categories surprised with sweeping Colombian victories. Mercedes […]

12.06.2007

The Chinese are coming

After the disappointments of the first day, the Chinese weightlifters delivered as expected in the next two bodyweight categories of the Junior World Championships. In the women`s 53kg category they captured 2 gold medals, later on in the men`s 62kg two Chinese entries collected 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal. It was a […]

11.06.2007

Indonesian man gets first ever gold medal

A surprise start at the 2007 Men`s and Women`s Junior Worlds. It used to be a "rule" that in the lightest categories for both men and women China would collect six gold medals. In Prague, however, Chinese weightlifters won only one gold medal. Nevertheless, some surprise results were born on the platform in exciting battles. […]

10.06.2007

Junior World Championships set off in Prague

On Sunday, 10th June 2007, the Junior World Championships started in Prague. There is a large field in the entries – among the women 33 countries are represented by 110 competitors. The male field is composed by 196 athletes are coming from 52 nations. Three of these data mark new participation records. In the women, […]

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