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20.09.2006

World Weightlifting’s new issue is out

The 101st issue, i.e. Number 2006-2 of the IWF magazine World Weightlifting has just appeared, on the eve of the 2006 World Championships. It provides interesting reading material for fans and useful information for journalists, including statistics, previews, mid-year rankings, interviews with potential stars of the Championships.

12.09.2006

High interest in the 1st Qualification opportunity

Countries show strong interest in attending the 2006 World Championships in Santo Domingo. Four days before the deadline for Final Entries, nominations for over 630 athletes from 71 nations are registered at the IWF. The Championship, to be held between 30 September and 7 October 2006 in the Dominican Republic, is the first opportunity to win qualification places […]

08.09.2006

Janusz Przedpelski celebrates his 80th

Former President of the European Federation, Honorary IWF Life Vice President and organiser of innumerable world and European championships,  Janusz Przedpelski  is a record-holder among National Federation Presidents: he has held this position in the Polish Weightlifting Federation for an unprecedented 47 years. He celebrates his 80th birthday on 9 September 2006. Warmest wishes of good […]

30.07.2006

Samir Hanna passing away

It is with a deep sadness that we announce that Brig. Samir Hanna, General Secretary of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa passed away on 26th July from a heart attack. Twin brother of Gamil Hanna, Samir was born in 1935. A physiotherapist, he headed the Egyptian Armed Forces? physiotherapy departments from 1960 up to his […]

11.07.2006

Invitations to IWF Congress in Santo Domingo

Invitations to National Federation delegates for the IWF Annual Congress 2006 in Santo Domingo, 29 September, have been sent by mail and are now available on this website, alongside with the Official Timetable of all meetings and competitions. Delegates are requested to confirm their participation as well as submit their arrival-departure details to both the […]

09.07.2006

Izmir: Another proof of organisation excellence

Representatives of 35 nations from all five continents left Izmir, Turkey, with pleasant memories and satisfaction, having completed the 9th edition of the World Cup for University and College Students. The Turks once again proved their excellence both as hosts and organisers, and as athletes. A work force headed by Dr. Hasan Akkus, President of […]

30.06.2006

University Worlds in progress

Competitions at the 9th University World Championships are in progress in Turkey?s third largest city, Izmir. As expected, Chinese and Thai lifters excel alongside the host nation, Turkey. Results can be obtained after each competition by clicking on "Results".

28.06.2006

Record turnout expected at University Worlds

Thirty countries are sending their athletes to the 9th World University Championships in Izmir, Turkey, starting tomorrow. Among the 46 female and 92 male competitors Olympic and world championships are to compete. Competitions will run Friday to Sunday in the new Halkapinar Sports Hall. Strong performances are expected from the host Turkish, the Thai and […]

13.06.2006

43 Weightlifters win Olympic Scholarship

The IOC Olympic Solidarity allocated its Olympic Scholarships for Athletes ?Beijing 2008? and as many as 43 weightlifters are among the awardees. The primary aim of the Olympic Scholarship is for the athlete to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games and it includes an important subvention on a monthly basis, providing for an effective and […]

13.06.2006

Nominate Technical Officials to Santo Domingo!

National Federations can send their nominations for Technical Officials (jury, referees, doctors, technical controllers) for selection to work at the 2006 Olympic Qualification World Championships in Santo Domingo, DOM. The Nomination Form can be downloaded here: Tech Off Nomination Form 2006 S Domingo.doc Deadline for nominations: 20 July 2006. As a reminder: the IWF Annual Congress […]

03.06.2006

Iranian Superheavy World Champion also among the Juniors

The category of the heaviest juniors (+105kg) concluded with a big surprise. Newcomer 18-year old Iranian Saeid ALIHOSSEINI captured the gold medal in total. With his success, the superheavy champion?s titles are now retained by Iran both among the seniors (REZA ZADEH) and the juniors. The battle for the medals was unusually close: only 3 […]

02.06.2006

105kg ? New Junior World Champion from Russia

The prolonged Russia vs. Kazakhstan duel eventually concluded in a success for the former in the 105kg category for men. The snatch was won by Belorussian Sergey ISTOMIN, but only on bodyweight over Russian Igor MERKUSHOV. In clean and jerk the Russian gained a massive 8-kg lead and pushed ISTOMIN back into bronze-medal position. MERKUSHOV […]

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