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06.11.2006

New IWF Referees’ Examination

Completing the IWF Handbook 2005-2008 and following the various modifications that have been decided by the IWF Executive Board since the new rules entered into force, a new IWF Referees? Examination has now been elaborated and finalized. A hard copy of the updated Referees’ Examination ? 100 questions and 100 answers ? was sent to all National Federations, for application […]

27.10.2006

Olympic Qualification Preliminary Status after Santo Domingo

As it is known, weightlifting’s total quota of 260 athletes for the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008 will be filled in a process of qualification, of which here is a summary:   Men Women   No of athletes No of NOCs No of athletes No of NOCs Qualification at the 2006 and 2007 World Championsh. […]

26.10.2006

New technical rules!

PROGRESSION OF THE WEIGHT OF THE BARBELL A study of the major events held since the introduction of the 1kg rule has shown that only an insignificant minority (0.4%) of the athletes ? whether men or women, and whether in snatch or in clean and jerk ? have accepted the 1kg automatic increase of the […]

26.10.2006

Yannis Sgouros re-elected as Prefect of Athens

Congratulations to IWF General Secretary Yannis Sgouros on his re-election as Prefect of Athens! In charge of a Prefecture responsible for over four and half million people living in Greater Athens, Mr. Sgouros continues to hold a highly important and difficult function for another term.

25.10.2006

FISU sanctions World University Weightlifting Championship

FISU President George E. Killian welcomed IWF Delegate Anikó Németh-Móra, IWF Director at the International University Sports Federation’s headquarters in Brussels on 24th October 2006. Present also at the meeting were FISU Director-General Eric Saintrond and FISU Director of Education Kole Gjeloshaj. After having carried out nine University World Cups since 1998 with impressive participation […]

25.10.2006
20.10.2006

Full and authentic results from 2006 Santo Domingo

Full results for each of the 15 bodyweight categories (Snatch, Clean&Jerk, Total), medallists, medal tables, team classifications, records are now published in a downloadable form on this website. You can now access the complete results of the Qualification World Championships 2006 of Santo Domingo by clicking here.

12.10.2006

Hosts selected for future World Championships

At its meeting held in Santo Domingo, on 28 September 2006, the IWF Executive Board selected the following hosts to organise future major events in the sport: 2009 Junior World Championships ? allocated to Constantza, Romania 2010 (Qualification) World Championships ? to be held in Antalya, Turkey

07.10.2006

Reza Zadeh’s 10th World Championship gold medal

Men’s +105kg: Since Saturday, 7th October 2006, Iranian giant Hossein Reza Zadeh is 10-fold world champion. Double Olympic gold-medallist and holder of all world records in the superheavy category, Reza Zadeh swept the two lifts and the total also in santo Domingo. His challengers could not force him to extreme heights, and let the Iranian win with […]

07.10.2006

Dethronement in 105kg

Listing 29 competitors, the men’s 105kg category featured the defending world champion, Russian Dmitry Klokov who was pushed back into third place. Poland’s European Champion Marcin Dolega won, and the silver medal was taken by Dmitry Lapikov of Russia, lifting in the B group. Klokov saved two attempts in clean and jerk to capture the […]

07.10.2006

Korean wins over Chinese

Women’s +75kg: The battle in the ladies’ superheavyweight in Santo Domingo will probably be remembered for a long time. Since Doha, the defending champion Jang Mi-Ran (KOR) had become world record holder when she modified the mark from 305kg to 318kg. This time again, she was facing Mu Shuangshuang of China, runner-up to the Korean […]

06.10.2006

Young Kazakh superstar wins again

Men`s 94kg: Just two years ago nobody had heard of a 16-year old weightlifter from Kazakhstan, Ilya Ilin. In 2005, however, he entered the ranks of top champions in the nick of a time. He first captured the junior titles in Busan then added the senior gold medals to that in Doha. He was also elected […]

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