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28.06.2006

Record turnout expected at University Worlds

Thirty countries are sending their athletes to the 9th World University Championships in Izmir, Turkey, starting tomorrow. Among the 46 female and 92 male competitors Olympic and world championships are to compete. Competitions will run Friday to Sunday in the new Halkapinar Sports Hall. Strong performances are expected from the host Turkish, the Thai and […]

13.06.2006

Nominate Technical Officials to Santo Domingo!

National Federations can send their nominations for Technical Officials (jury, referees, doctors, technical controllers) for selection to work at the 2006 Olympic Qualification World Championships in Santo Domingo, DOM. The Nomination Form can be downloaded here: Tech Off Nomination Form 2006 S Domingo.doc Deadline for nominations: 20 July 2006. As a reminder: the IWF Annual Congress […]

13.06.2006

43 Weightlifters win Olympic Scholarship

The IOC Olympic Solidarity allocated its Olympic Scholarships for Athletes ?Beijing 2008? and as many as 43 weightlifters are among the awardees. The primary aim of the Olympic Scholarship is for the athlete to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games and it includes an important subvention on a monthly basis, providing for an effective and […]

03.06.2006

Iranian Superheavy World Champion also among the Juniors

The category of the heaviest juniors (+105kg) concluded with a big surprise. Newcomer 18-year old Iranian Saeid ALIHOSSEINI captured the gold medal in total. With his success, the superheavy champion?s titles are now retained by Iran both among the seniors (REZA ZADEH) and the juniors. The battle for the medals was unusually close: only 3 […]

02.06.2006

105kg ? New Junior World Champion from Russia

The prolonged Russia vs. Kazakhstan duel eventually concluded in a success for the former in the 105kg category for men. The snatch was won by Belorussian Sergey ISTOMIN, but only on bodyweight over Russian Igor MERKUSHOV. In clean and jerk the Russian gained a massive 8-kg lead and pushed ISTOMIN back into bronze-medal position. MERKUSHOV […]

02.06.2006

Women?s Junior Worlds wound up

Still one year away from running out of the junior age group (19 years old), Katsiaryna SHKURATAVA of Belarus collected three silver medals last year. This time, in the last women?s competition in Hangzhou, the +75kg, she performed a total eleven kilos more than in 2005: the 258kg gave her two gold medals. Her strong […]

01.06.2006

Ilin continues to dominate

Kazakhstan?s 18-year old prodigy ? Ilya ILIN -  picked up the thread where he dropped it in 2005. Before last year he was unknown to the weightlifting world, but he came, a 17-year old young man, and captured the junior then the senior world championships titles. No wonder he was elected Best Lifter of 2005. […]

31.05.2006

New senior and junior world record in Hangzhou

The first senior world record was born in the women?s 75kg at the Junior World Championships. Russian Svetlana PODOBEDOVA had already boasted both senior and junior world records in snatch and in total. This time in Hangzhou, she changed her compatriot?s Natalia ZABOLOTNAIA?s total record from 285kg to 286kg. By now, PODOBEDOVA has a collection […]

30.05.2006

Victory by the largest margin

In what was so far the most exciting competition of the Junior World Championships, the Chinese competitor came out victorious. In the men?s 77kg, SU Dajin ? unknown to the international stage ? preceded last year?s junior bronze medallist, Polish Mikalai CHARNIAK by the smallest one kilo margin. The bronze went to Alexei YUFKIN of […]

30.05.2006

Surprises and new medal winners in China

In the women?s 58kg class, GU Wei, the defender of the world title and holder of all the world records, surprised enormously capturing only third place in total ? despite the familiar environment in Hangzhou, China. She fell 36kg behind her own record. Two women outclassed her: Svetlana TSARUKAEVA (RUS) and PEREZ Mercedes (COL), lifting […]

28.05.2006

Junior World Champion wins over the Senior World Champion

After three competitions at the 2006 Junior World Championships in Hangzhou, China, Europe has only two medals, thanks to Genny PAGLIARO, Italy, in the women?s 48kg. As expected, Asian competitors dominate. In the men?s 56kg, Chinese LI Zheng performed a great bravura: taking the junior world title with a total five kilos higher than the […]

27.05.2006

Juniors open World challenge in China

The 2006 Junior World Championships were launched today in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, China. 103 female and 118 male competitors up to the age of 20 years representing 44 countries are expected to perform in the next 7 days on the platform of the magnificent Sports Center in an event that is generally considered […]

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