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WADA chief urges drug tainted sports to clean up

BEIJING (AP) -Weightlifting, cycling and other sports with a history of drug scandals need to clean up their acts to avoid any risk of losing their Olympic status, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Sunday. WADA is monitoring Olympic sports to assess whether they are complying fully with the global code of drug-testing […]

15.08.2008

Men’s 85kg: Asia’s superiority will be challenged in this class

Athens silver medalist Andrei Rybakou of Belarus now has the chance to fulfill his dream of Olympic gold. The 26-year old has been enjoying excellent form in recent years, winning 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as the 2006 European Championships. Rybakou’s best challenger would be Tigran Varban Martirosyan of Armenia who won this […]

15.08.2008

Women’s 75kg: What else, a Chinese triumph on the horizon

  China’s Cao Lei is likely to continue her country’s success in Weightlifting. The 24-year is a new star in this weight class, winning 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as 2007 and 2008 Asian Championships. She is the steadiest lifters among the finalists. Cao’s fiercest rival would be Nadezda Evstyukhina of Russia who […]

13.08.2008

Men’s 77 kg press conference quotes:

Sa Jaeh-youk (KOR), gold medallist:“I can’t even believe that I have won the Gold medal.”  “(But) I was very confident. Before this event, during practice, I lifted 210kg.”“The Chinese lifter (Li Hongli) was very strong but I didn’t want to lose.” Li Hongli (CHN), silver medallist:“I do not feel shame to be second at Beijing […]

13.08.2008

Men’s 77 kg: A man who stopped Chinese

Sa Jaeh-Youk (KOR) Li Hongli (CHN) Davtyan (ARM) Sa Jaeh-youk of Korea ended China’s six-for-six winning streak in after claiming a stunning gold medal.After snatch Li Hongli (CHN) led the field by 3 kg advantage ahead of Davtyan (ARM) and by 5 kg ahead of Sa (KOR). The clean and jerk had a totally differnt […]

13.08.2008
13.08.2008

women’s 69 kg press conference quotes:

Liu Chunghong (CHN), gold medallist:   “As for my future, it is very hard to say anything at the moment. I’d like to take a break because in the last few years I have been training very hard and I feel physically exhausted. Now I just want to see my parentsand spend some time with […]

13.08.2008

Women’s 69 kg: Liu Chunhong (CHN) crowned by five new world records

Davidova UKR Liu CHN Slivenko RUS It was clear very soon who the winner will be in this category. Liu was not gentle enough to leave any chance for the others.She had an unbelievable performance by snatching 125 kg and 128 kg world record. Her record breaking happiness continued in clear and jerk. Liu’s dominance […]

13.08.2008

IWF Communication

COMMUNICATION Answering different inquiries, we wish to state that the reason why Casey BURGENER (USA) is not participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Weightlifting competitions is that the USA (USOC/USA Weightlifting) did not enter him to the Games within the quota of two men obtained in qualification. Having said this, we just wish to highlight […]

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