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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 […]

25.05.2006

Korean world champion sets women’s superheavy world records

Last year’s world champion and Olympic Games silver medallist JANG Mi-Ran of Korea set two new world records in the +75kg category at the International Friendship Weightlifting Tournament recently held in Wonju, Korea. JANG improved the Snatch record to 138kg, but – more importantly – she brought up the so far best total for the […]

14.05.2006

IWF Software for National competitions!

We are very pleased to announce that, on the commission and with the co-ordination of the IWF, a Competition Management Software has been produced, that is especially developed to carry out National Weightlifting Championships and competitions with the help of computer technology. One of the unique services of the programme is that it can be […]

10.05.2006

Izmir awaits University Worlds ? Technical Officials can be proposed

Another turnout-record is expected by the Turkish hosts at the 2006 University World Championships in Izmir, at the end of June ? beginning of July. More information on the Championships: http://www.halter.gov.tr The IWF awaits proposals for Technical Officials before 31st May 2006, using the ?Nomination Form? Download letter Download Nomination Form

09.05.2006

2009 Junior World Championships applications? deadline near to expiry

The IWF is still accepting applications from National Federations to host the 2009 Junior Men?s and Women?s World Championships. The Executive Board will decide about the allocation at its forthcoming meeting in Hangzhou, China, and candidatures can still be submitted by e-mail: iwf@nulliwfnet.net or fax +361 3530199  before 18th May 2006.

08.05.2006

World records fell at the European Championships

At the 85th Men’s and 19th Women’s European Championships held to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Polish Weightlifting Federation, the Continent’s lifters took a very powerful start this year. The women’s fields were clearly dominated by the Russian lifters who won the team classification by an enormous margin. Among the men, Belarus came out […]

01.05.2006

2006 Junior Worlds deadlines warning

National Federations are urged to send their Entry Forms, Arrival-Departure information and Accommodation requests for the 2006 Junior World Championships immediately to the Organising Committee/Chinese Weightlifting Association and the IWF. The beautiful city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province (200 km of Shanghai) will welcome the world?s weightlifters aged up to 20 years, from 27 May […]

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