The heaviest of all women athletes in Beijing is Olha Korobka /UKR/ with body weight 167 kg.
IWF has launched a site with new look, which aims to bring our fans around the world to follow all the events of Olympic weightlifting. www.iwf.net will follow all the actions on and around the platform. Site visitors will find daily galleries featuring the best photography from the Games, full details on lifters and events, […]
No answer from 18 countries out of 85! IWF Media office leads a campaign to collect all the possible information on 85 participating nations’ athletes for media use during the Games. All countries were requested to complete the given questionnary on their lifter/s/. Thanks to those from 69 countries taking this “game” seriously, understanding how […]
We would like to remind all NFs and NOCs representatives that the Technical Congress will be held at 15:00 on 7 August 2008 in the Competition Venue. The Verification of Final entries will be held prior to the Congress, starting at 14:00 at the same location. As the deadline of entries (Sport Entry […]
Three-times Olympic weightlifter and President of Nauru, *Marcus Stephen* has agreed to abandon plans to attend the Beijing Olympics in order to make a state visit to Taiwan next week. Marcus Stephen is the only triple Olympian President of State in the world.He said while he was extremely disappointed he would not be at the […]
Weightlifting will line up a record number of nations at the Beijing Olympic Games: 85. /The previous record was set up in Atlanta by 77 nations/ The following countries will send weightlifters for the first time to the Olympic Games: – from Africa: RSA (South Africa) – from Asia: KSA (Saudi Arabia), TJK (Tajikistan), VIE […]
Lausanne, Switzerland � An agreement between the Iraqi government and the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday clears the way for Iraqi participation in the Olympic Games in Beijing. In a productive meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, the IOC and the Government of Iraq agreed on a series of steps that will lead to […]
Olympic champion (weight category under 105 kg) Dmitriy Berestov will miss Beijing Games because of backbone’s hernia. In April Berestov returned after 2 years of disqualification caused by positive non-contest doping-test. He had won European championships in Lingano Sabbiadoro though had suffered leg injury during the snatch. “I totally recovered, but never stopped training, – […]