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17.06.2009

So far only Asians win at the 2009 JWC in Bucharest

Up to the third day into the 2009 Junior World Championships running in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, with two women’s and two men’s categories completed, only Asians were crowned world champions. The 56kg gold was “traditionally” taken by Wu Jingbiao, CHN, but in the 62kg Indonesia’s star Irawan retained his supremacy. The women opened with Khamsri […]

16.06.2009
16.06.2009

INTERN. ALPENCUP 2009 – Rum – Tirol

ZEITPLAN / CALENDARIO: Freitag / Venerdì 19. Juni 2009: Ankunft der Delegationen / Arrivo delle delegazioni 15.00 Uhr: „Technische Sitzung / Sessione tecnica”   im Hotel „Rumer Hof”, Bundesstraße 11 Trainingsmöglichkeit und Sauna / Centro di formazione con sauna Birkengasse 4 – Trainingszentrum KSV-RUM (Kindergarten / Asilo) von 15.00 Uhr bis 18.00 Uhr Wettkampfhalle / […]

16.06.2009
13.06.2009

First launch of IWF Live Results System at Bucharest

At the 2009 Junior World Championships the IWF will launch for the first time its new technology innovation: the Live Results System. Following the successful tests at the Youth World Championships of ChiangMai and at the Pan-American Championships of Chicago, the IWF will now implement its new Live Results at the Junior World Championships starting […]

11.06.2009

No Austria comeback by Olympic champ Steiner

Olympic gold-medal winner Matthias Steiner has ruled out a return to Austria. The Austria-born weightlifter won gold at last summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing for Germany. He joined that country’s weight-lifting federation after falling out with the Austrian Weightlifters Association over training methods in 2005. Speaking to ORF.at, Steiner said today (Weds): “Performing for Austria […]

11.06.2009

BOC names new board of directors

THE Bahrain Olympic Committee’s (BOC) new board of directors was announced during the ordinary meeting of the general assembly held at the National Stadium’s conference hall in Riffa. The meeting, chaired by present president Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa, saw 11 of Bahrain’s senior sports officials vie for seven posts within the committee board […]

11.06.2009

Weightlifters ‘lack funds to succeed’

As the country’s top Olympic event, weightlifters should qualify for US$90,000 sponsorship each year, head of the weightlifting department of national Sports Administration of Vietnam, Do Dinh Khang said. However the team received far less than it needed, he said. “Of the $90,000 budget for last year’s tournaments for weightlifting and bodybuilding, we saved $50,000 […]

10.06.2009

Olympian Maryse Turcotte represented IWF at the IOC Athletes Forum

Former Olympian and World Championship medallist Canadian Maryse Turcotte attended the 4th International Athletes Forum organised under the auspices of the IOC in Marrakesh, Morocco, representing the International Weightlifting Federation. Here is her short report after the Forum:“As the IWF athletes’ representative at the 4th  IOC International Athletes Forum, I was involved in the working […]

09.06.2009

Sarah Robles becomes a heavyweight in weightlifting

When Sarah Robles transferred from Alabama to Arizona State to be a redshirt thrower on the track team, she found herself looking for a place to lift in the week before the school’s athletic facilities reopened. Robles looked on USA Weightlifting’s Web site to find a club in the area and wound up with Joe […]

09.06.2009

Goyang City Mayor visits IWF office

Mr. Kang Hyun Suk, Mayor of Goyang City, host of the 2009 World Championships visited the IWF Secretariat at Budapest with his delegation. Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President and members of the IWF Secretariat met the Goyang delegation and discussed the preparation of the 2009 Goyang World Championships. Further members of the delegation were Mr. […]

09.06.2009

New leaders for Kenya

As a result of elections the new officials of Kenya Amateure Weightlifting Association are Pius Ochieng Chairman and John Ogolla secretary general. They are still setting up the new secretariat at Kitengela. The new chairman, Pius Ochieng is a two time Olympian, he had 10th position in Los Angeles and 15th in Seoul Olympic Games.

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