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16.12.2009

Sroka and Muziński best in the Memorial

Krzysztof Beck (1930-1996) participated in the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, where he took 5-th place in category 77 kg. Multiple champion of Poland was associated with club “Zawisza”. The memorial tournament to remember Col. Krzysztof Beck is organized since 2000. This year the best athletes of the tournament were Sroka and Muziński.

16.12.2009

Champions' Gala in Chelm

As emphasized by President of the Polish Weightlifting Federation Zygmunt Wąsiela Champions Gala in Chelm was a great promotion of weightlifting. Six women and ten men in different weight categories competed, among them the world champion Marcin Dolega, Georgian Kosabijew Arsen and Olympic silver medalist from Beijing, a Frenchman Vencelas Dabaya. The combination of weightlifters […]

16.12.2009

Surprise birth for Chilean weightlifter during training

A Chilean Olympic weightlifter (Poblete finished 12th in Beijing Games) unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy while she was training in a Brazilian gym. Elizabeth Poblete, 22, called for a doctor when she felt unwell a week ago while hoisting weights in the gym in Sao Paulo, where she lives, the news website Globo.com […]

16.12.2009
15.12.2009

Taqua lives her childhood dream

DESPITE being a school drop out, young weightlifter Raijeli Taqua is living her childhood dream of representing Fiji at international games. Like many other athletes, Taqua has carried on their family tradition in sport — weightlifting. At only 14, the Baba lass from Levuka, Ovalau, already won some medals for Fiji. She won bronze medal […]

15.12.2009

Follow USA Weightlifting on Twitter!

USA Weightlifting has launched a page on www.twitter.com where you can follow USA Weightlifting tournaments and events via micro-blogs that can be sent via text message to your cell phone! Visit www.twitter.com/usweightlifting!

15.12.2009
14.12.2009

3rd Pacific Cup International – New Caledonia

The third Pacific Cup International Tournament was held on 12th December at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in Mont Dore , New Caledonia . The competition attracted a large number of lifters and some very good performances were achieved by some of the Pacific lifters. Itte Detenamo from Nauru, in the 105+kg category, totaled 390kg and […]

14.12.2009
13.12.2009

Vaughn looked like no time passed at all

Sometimes it takes time away from something you love to realize what it means to you. Or so it seemed for two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn (Florence, Texas) who spent more than a year away from major competition after the Beijing Olympic Games. Vaughn looked like no time passed at all when he won his third […]

13.12.2009

Weightlifters as powerlifters

For years, powerlifting provided refuge for retired weightlifters, and now even dope-tainted weightlifters are trying to resurrect their careers by competing in this sport, which is hardly ever monitored by anti-doping agencies. To top it all, at the ongoing Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship at Balewadi, the Indian Powerlifting Federation (IPF) has been given “administrative support” by […]

13.12.2009

Funding increase in Great Britain

Weightlifting, water polo, table tennis, wrestling, fencing, shooting, handball and volleyball had initially been allocated a share of just £12.5 million between them to last four years. Following a review of spending, all those sports with the exception of table tennis have had their allocation doubled. The increased funding means that Team GB may feature […]

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