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31.03.2009

Olympic silver medal weightlifter honoured

Olympian weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan has been presented with the Labour Order, Second Class, for his contributions to sport after winning silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the men’s 56kg category.Tuan was presented with the State award at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 29 to honour the best sportspeople and disabled athletes […]

30.03.2009
30.03.2009

Sam Coffa: OUR SPORT IS MOVING FORWARD

Interview with the 1st Vice President of IWF – How could you sum up your opinion about the last four years IWF work? – From a technical point of view I can never be satisfied. Never. No matter how much work we do, no matter how much innovations, how much changes we made, we can […]

29.03.2009

Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes re-elected to preside French Federation

Today, on 29 March 2009, at the General Assembly of the French Weightlifting Federation (FFHMFAC), one of the world’s largest and oldest, Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes was re-elected as President for another term with 93% of the votes.President Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes has chaired various Organising Committees for World and Continental Championships and the French Federation will be the […]

29.03.2009
29.03.2009

Hayworth Sets Sights on London Olympics

Three-time Olympian Cheryl Haworth is off to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Olympic bronze medallist (2000) Savannah weightlifter starts training for the 2012 Olympics in London. During an announcement Haworth also donated the uniform she wore at the 2008 Beijing Games during the Opening Ceremonies. She suprised SCAD president […]

29.03.2009

Pacific Islands Cup Email Tournament

127 lifters took part in this very successful first ever Pacific Islands Cup Email Tournament. There was some outstanding performances with Ele Opeloge from Samoa in the 75+kg category totaling 265kg and winning the best female lifter. Whilst in the men division, the best lifter went to Yukio Peter from Nauru with a total of […]

28.03.2009

European National Championships before Bucharest meet

Finnish Championships 23 women and 51 men participated in the National Finnish Championships in Tampere. The nominees for the European Championships 2009 in Bucharest demonstrated good form.Heidi Harju achieved the highest women’s result with 226.21 points ahead of Anna Everi with 219.34 points and Jenni Puputti with 210.37 points. The best male lifter was Antti […]

27.03.2009
27.03.2009

Eleiko Women Grand Prix 2009

At the Eleiko Women Grand Prix 2009 from 21 – 24 May in Lochen, Upper Austria there will be a strong competition with more than 11 nations.Egypt starts with an excellent team. Enga El Sayed Mahmoud 48kg Shimaa Gamal Maged 53 kg Rawia Hassan Shaban 58 kg Shimaa Mohamed Mohamed 63 kg Esmat Mansour El […]

26.03.2009

Preview of European Weightlifting Championships (start list)

Preview of European Weightlifting Championships26.03.2009 It will be Bucharest (Romania) hosting the 90th edition (22nd for female) of European Weightlifting Championships, from the 3rd to the 12th of April 2009. After the great success of Beijing Olympic Games, the great champions of Weightlifting Sport on the continental platform come back. Numbers are so high: 250 […]

25.03.2009

News from Oceania

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

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