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02.07.2007

Dates of 2008 Junior Worlds finalized

The schedule of the 2008 Junior World Championships, which will take place in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, has been fixed between the Canadian Weightlifting Federation and the IWF. IWF Committee meetings: 11th June; Executive Board will meet on 12th June; IWF General Congress and Opening Ceremony: 13th June; Competitions: 14th to 20th June 2008. The IWF […]

27.06.2007

Junior Worlds wound up with surprising team result

Mercedes Perez (227kg in 63kg) of Colombia was chosen to receive the ELEIKO-IWF Press Commission’s Best Female Lifter Trophy of this year’s edition of Junior World Championships, held in Prague. Perez helped her team of seven members to gold medals and to becoming winner of the team ranking over China, which brought only six lifters […]

20.06.2007
15.06.2007

After Chinese doubles, Europe’s singles enter scene

In the men’s 69kg at the Prague Junior Worlds the Chinese deployed double crew with Zheng Zhisheng and Tang Fei, who shared most of the gold and silver medals in a brotherly way. Arayik Mirzoyan of Armenia could clinch one silver and two bronze medals, while one bronze was left to Gert Trasha of Albania […]

15.06.2007

Women: Colombia takes over

In the women’s 58kg, Li Xueying finally played what we call the "Chinese Game". In a standalone contest with the barbell, in six good and effortless lifts she defeated the runner up Thai, Chapok Natthaneeya and bronze-medallist Korean Yura Mun by round 20 kilos.   In contrast, the following two categories surprised with sweeping Colombian victories. Mercedes […]

12.06.2007

The Chinese are coming

After the disappointments of the first day, the Chinese weightlifters delivered as expected in the next two bodyweight categories of the Junior World Championships. In the women`s 53kg category they captured 2 gold medals, later on in the men`s 62kg two Chinese entries collected 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal. It was a […]

11.06.2007

Indonesian man gets first ever gold medal

A surprise start at the 2007 Men`s and Women`s Junior Worlds. It used to be a "rule" that in the lightest categories for both men and women China would collect six gold medals. In Prague, however, Chinese weightlifters won only one gold medal. Nevertheless, some surprise results were born on the platform in exciting battles. […]

10.06.2007

Junior World Championships set off in Prague

On Sunday, 10th June 2007, the Junior World Championships started in Prague. There is a large field in the entries – among the women 33 countries are represented by 110 competitors. The male field is composed by 196 athletes are coming from 52 nations. Three of these data mark new participation records. In the women, […]

09.06.2007

Kurt Wegmann is 50th Member of the Hall of Fame

Milan Mihajlovic, son of the late Vladan Mihajlovic took over the Weightlifting Hall of Fame membership diploma and award for his father. Elected as a member for 1997, the year he died, Vladan Mihajlovic from Yougoslavia, General Secretary of the EWF wrote his name with golden letters into the book of weightlifting and was remembered […]

09.06.2007

IWF meetings concluded in Prague

The IWF Committees and Executive Board concluded their meetings in Prague, with focus on the study of the modification of rules to be elaborated for the next edition of the Handbook 2009-2012. The General Congress with delegates from 57 countries is ongoing with reports on the preparation of future world events.  

30.05.2007

Preparatory visit in Lima

Visiting the Peruvian capital, the IWF representatives, Mr. Attila Ádámfi and Ms. Gabriella Bárány co-ordinated the preparations to the 10th Weightlifting University World Cup with the host Federation, the Peruvian NOC and University Sport Organisation. Competitions will run on 9-12 August 2007 – in the history of the World Cup since 1998 for the first […]

25.05.2007

London 2012 Sports Director’s visit at the IWF

"Now, 5 years before the Games, 69% of the venues are already existing or just need  to be upgraded for the Games. Weightlifting will be centrally located and held in a beautiful venue." Ms. Deborah (Debbie) Jevans, Sports Director of the London 2012 Olympic Games, said, during her short visit to Budapest, following the invitation […]

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