The new leadership of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation, under the baton of Mr. Bahram Afsharzadeh, an experienced leader and former NOC General Secretary, has set a new line of governance in the country’s weightlifting sport. In an attempt to reunite the heros of the past, great champions like Mahmoud Namdjou or Mohamed Nassiri, and the […]
We ask all affiliated National Federations to pay the IWF annual membership fee for the year 2008 latest before 1st March 2008. Please note that only those National Federations that comply with this deadline will have the right to participate with their athletes in the Continental Olympic Qualification Championships. You can download the IWF’s letter […]
Established from the results of events on the IWF Calendar 2007 and subject to anti-doping controls, the Annual World Ranking Lists for the 8 men’s and 7 women’s bodyweight categories are now published here: World Ranking The Ranking lists are now being produced in a CD format and will be sent to all National Federations […]
Just a few weeks after having received his German passport, Matthias STEINER – formerly representing Austria – scored a hands-down victory in the men’s superheavyweight category at the Olympic Test Event held in the BUAA Gymnasium, Beijing. Performing in an excellent shape, Steiner was the only one to produce an impressive 423kg total, a result […]
199 days prior to the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games, world and junior world champions highlighted the "Good Luck Beijing" International Invitational Tournament in the Chinese capital. Competitions were organized in the 2008 Beijing Olympic venue, the BUAA Gymnasium under conditions as similar as possible to those at Games time to best serve testing […]
An international tournament titled "Good Luck Beijing", which will take place in the Olympic Weightlifting Venue in the Chinese capital will be the first event of the busy 2008 Olympic Year. Competitions will be held under the auspices of the IWF, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Organizing Committee and the Chinese Weightlifting Association on 22nd and […]
The Colombian Weightlifting Federation as the host of the event has enthusiastically started the preparation for the 2008 Junior World Weightlifting Championships. Soon the regulation will be published as well with all the details. The event will take place in Cali, Colombia from 12th to 19th June 2008.
Former Olympian, multiple Oceania and Commonwealth Champion, Member of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame, silver medal winner of the 1999 Athens World Championships in 62kg, Marcus STEPHEN was elected as the new President to the Republic of Nauru. He replaced the former President ousted by a no confidence vote in the 18-seat Nauruan Parliament. Congratulations, H.E.Marcus […]