Olympic Champion Liao Hui continued his invincible lift as he broke the total world record of the men’s weightlifting 69kg category to win gold at the Chinese National Games on Saturday. Liao, representing Chinese Army, lifted 195kg in the jerk for a total result of 358kg, one kilo more than the current world record of 357kg, […]
World champion Yang Fan returned to his best form to win the gold medal in the men’s 62kg division at the 11th Chinese National Games. Yang of Hunan, world champion in the 2007 Worlds, hoisted 149kg in the snatch and jerked 177kg to level the world record with a total of 326kg. The world record […]
Olympic champion Long Qingquan made his impressive debut at the 11th Chinese National Games as he towered weightlifting legend Mutlu’s jerk world record in men’s 56kg category Friday. Long of Hunan hoisted 169kg in his final attempt to smash the jerk world record by one kilo, which was made by Turkish Olympic champion Halil Mutlu. […]
UK Anti-Doping will be responsible for enforcing the compliance of sports’ governing bodies with the World Anti-Doping Code. The government also says it will open a “drugs cheats hotline” beginning next year to allow confidential reporting of those suspected of doping and create an athlete committee to liaise between UKAD and competitors.
Arturo Macapagal, president of the Philippine Olympian Association, announced the passing away of Olympian Rodrigo del Rosario, 92. He was the first to represent his country at Olympic Games in weightlifting. Del Rosario, from Cabangan, Zambales, represented the country in three Olympics: London 1948 (5th), Helsinki 1952 (4th) and Melbourne 1956 (eliminated in clear and […]
The English Committee of the BWLA are pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Lynes as the Weightlifting Team Manager for the 2010 Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in October 2010 in Delhi, India. Maggie was a competitor in the early 1990’s winning silver medal at the 1990 European Senior Championships, and gold in […]
The BWLA Annual General Meeting elected Louis Martin MBE as President of BWLA. Louis was an outstanding weightlifting competitor from the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s. During this time, Louis was four World Championship titles 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965. Louis won silver at the 1964 Olympic Games and bronze at the 1968 Olympic […]
The BWLA offices are relocated to Leeds with World Class Lifting; and Joyce Marufu will take full responsibility for administration services. The new address is: BWLA, 110 Cavendish, Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS.Telephone Number: 01138127098. The email for Joyce at present is Joyce.email@example.com