Congratulations to David Rigert, Russian Olympic and World Champion on his 60th Birthday! The weightlifting hero of the former USSR team, Captain of the Russian selected squad turned 60 years old on 12th March 2007. Congratulations! Wolfgang Peter of Germany, Honorary Vice President of the IWF celebrated his 80th anniversary on 11th March. Good health and […]
The Timetable of the 2007 Qualification World Championships to be held in Chiangmai, Thailand has been finalized with the host Thai Weightlifting Association. The competitions will run for 10 days between 17 and 26 September 2007 and the IWF Annual Congress will take place on 16 September 2007. See Schedule
Please note that today – 9th March 2007 – is the deadline for the nomination of Technical Officials to the 2007 Junior World Championships to be held in Prague, Czech Republic. In the selection, preference will be given to referees who already have the new Referee Uniform. National Federations should also consider and keep the […]
Two days - 2nd and 3rd March 2007 - crammed with lectures and presentations embracing a very wide range of topics, from coaching to IOC policies, constituted the intellectual summit of weightlifting. Organised at the highest level with perfect hospitality by the Italian Weightlifting Federation (FIPCF), the IWF Symposium took place in Ostia, suburb of Rome. In […]
Update information about the IWF Symposium1-4th March 2007Rome We are glad to announce that so far we have received the application of 184 people from 67 countries to the event. The IWF will cover expenses of 3 nights of one person per National Federation for the period of 1st to 4th of March 2007.Any additional […]
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 […]
It is an elite group of 12 of Hungary’s most prominent sportsmen and sportswomen who may bear the proud title of "Athlete of the Nation". Replacing Ferenc Puskás, who died recently, Imre FÖLDI was elected as the 12th member. Since Hungary boasts dozens of multiple Olympic, world and European champions and athletes of great merit, it is […]
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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.