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26.10.2006

Yannis Sgouros re-elected as Prefect of Athens

Congratulations to IWF General Secretary Yannis Sgouros on his re-election as Prefect of Athens! In charge of a Prefecture responsible for over four and half million people living in Greater Athens, Mr. Sgouros continues to hold a highly important and difficult function for another term.

25.10.2006

FISU sanctions World University Weightlifting Championship

FISU President George E. Killian welcomed IWF Delegate Anikó Németh-Móra, IWF Director at the International University Sports Federation’s headquarters in Brussels on 24th October 2006. Present also at the meeting were FISU Director-General Eric Saintrond and FISU Director of Education Kole Gjeloshaj. After having carried out nine University World Cups since 1998 with impressive participation […]

25.10.2006
20.10.2006

Full and authentic results from 2006 Santo Domingo

Full results for each of the 15 bodyweight categories (Snatch, Clean&Jerk, Total), medallists, medal tables, team classifications, records are now published in a downloadable form on this website. You can now access the complete results of the Qualification World Championships 2006 of Santo Domingo by clicking here.

12.10.2006

Hosts selected for future World Championships

At its meeting held in Santo Domingo, on 28 September 2006, the IWF Executive Board selected the following hosts to organise future major events in the sport: 2009 Junior World Championships ? allocated to Constantza, Romania 2010 (Qualification) World Championships ? to be held in Antalya, Turkey

07.10.2006

Reza Zadeh’s 10th World Championship gold medal

Men’s +105kg: Since Saturday, 7th October 2006, Iranian giant Hossein Reza Zadeh is 10-fold world champion. Double Olympic gold-medallist and holder of all world records in the superheavy category, Reza Zadeh swept the two lifts and the total also in santo Domingo. His challengers could not force him to extreme heights, and let the Iranian win with […]

07.10.2006

Dethronement in 105kg

Listing 29 competitors, the men’s 105kg category featured the defending world champion, Russian Dmitry Klokov who was pushed back into third place. Poland’s European Champion Marcin Dolega won, and the silver medal was taken by Dmitry Lapikov of Russia, lifting in the B group. Klokov saved two attempts in clean and jerk to capture the […]

07.10.2006

Korean wins over Chinese

Women’s +75kg: The battle in the ladies’ superheavyweight in Santo Domingo will probably be remembered for a long time. Since Doha, the defending champion Jang Mi-Ran (KOR) had become world record holder when she modified the mark from 305kg to 318kg. This time again, she was facing Mu Shuangshuang of China, runner-up to the Korean […]

06.10.2006

Young Kazakh superstar wins again

Men`s 94kg: Just two years ago nobody had heard of a 16-year old weightlifter from Kazakhstan, Ilya Ilin. In 2005, however, he entered the ranks of top champions in the nick of a time. He first captured the junior titles in Busan then added the senior gold medals to that in Doha. He was also elected […]

05.10.2006

Dramatic battle in 75kg

Among the 23 entries of the women`s 75kg category, as many as two Russian big shots ? 4-times junior world champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina and Olympic bronze-medal winner, world champion Zarema Kasaeva teamed up to block the victory of Chinese newcomer Cao Lei. By the end of the first half of the competition, their plot seemed […]

05.10.2006

Rybakou: Three gold medals

Men`s 85kg: Andrei Rybakou of Belarus had long wanted to win gold overall but he managed to collect titles only in snatch so far. On this lift he had been the best of the world for several years, yet he was not able to add the titles in jerk and total. Finally, in Santo Domingo […]

04.10.2006

Olympic champion defeated

Women`s 69kg: Major surprise in this category of 26 entries. We had never seen this before: Liu Chunhong of China could not step on the top of the podium of medals. the Olympic and 5-time senior world champion was defeated by Russian Oxana Slivenko, a first-time participant in the senior worlds field. Alone the fact that […]

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