Results achieved in 43 international events on the 2006 IWF Calendar, from Copenhagen to Caguas, produced the traditional Annual World Ranking Lists for Men and Women. The lists are now published on this website.
As published in October 2006, as of 1 January 2007, the automatic progression of the weight of the barbell from the 1st attempt to the 2nd attempt is 2 kg (two kilogrammes)! It applies both in snatch and in clean and jerk, for men and women, for seniors and juniors. For 3rd attempts lifters may […]
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic will be the venue of this year’s Junior World Championships, 9-16 June 2007. National Federations may forward their Technical Officials nominations for the 2007 Junior World Championships to the IWF before 9 March 2007. Download the Technical Officials’ Calling Letter and the Nomination Form.
WARNING! FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE for the IWF SYMPOSIUM 19TH FEBRUARY We are glad to announce that the Symposium is already worldwide recongized and almost 200 applications have arrived so far. In order to ensure a high quality and well organized event for all participants we would like to kindly remind you that there will be […]
As we indicated in our Circular to the National Federations and officials, the newly approved IWF International Referee Uniforms – for both gentlemen and for ladies – can now be ordered from the IWF’s official supplier "Creation Vargas", Hungary. The Company will tailor-make complete sets of Referee Uniforms, consisting of an all-season outfit and a […]
As with all the previous editions, the IWF intends to make a step-by-step and well-considered preparation of the next edition of the IWF Handbook, which contains: the Constitution the By-Laws the Technical Rules and the Anti-Doping Policy of the IWF. (The currently valid IWF Handbook is available on this website.) As before, we wish to […]
Since its foundation in 1992, every year the Greats of weightlifting were elected to join the Weightlifting Hall of Fame. In 2006 four prominent figures of the sport’s near past were chosen by the Hall of Fame panel to receive this outstanding honour. Alexander Kurlovich (BLR), double Olympic champion, Nicu Vlad (ROM), Olympic champion and […]
A training course for weightlifting National Technical Officials to work at the Beijing Olympic Games was held with great success in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, 22-31 October 2006. The seminar was organised jointly by BOCOG Sport, Mrs. Wang Yan, Weightlifting Competition Manager, and the Chinese Weightlifting Association; and the lecturer was Mr. Myrddin John, IWF […]
The IWF has noted an increasing demand from National Federations to employ foreign coaches to work with their national selections. Therefore National Federations and those coaches who are willing to work abroad to send their contact details to the IWF. At the IWF Secretariat Gabriella Barany is handling the matter: firstname.lastname@example.org
?The IWF has assessed the organisation of the Asian Games in Qatar, in particular the weightlifting competitions, and concludes that it was a prime event of a very high standard,? says Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the IWF, following his return from Doha. ?We also appreciate the professional activity of the Technical Officials ? a […]
In the women?s heaviest category, the +75kg, the two protagonists celebrated their third face-to-face contest after two world championships. Both times before, the lighter lady ? Korean Jang Mi-Ran, holder of the world record with 318kg ? was on the winning side. In Doha, however, Mu Shuangshuang from China improved the balance to 1:2. Her […]