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24.07.2015

OWF Newsletter: Weightlifting – a success in Port Moresby

The Games are over. Weightlifting was undoubtedly one of the most successful sports at the Pacific Games. And for the very first time in Pacific Games history, Australia and New Zealand took part in the sport of weightlifting. In fact it was an Oceania Games for our sport. Port Moresby made history in weightlifting. For […]

24.07.2015

Buenos Aires 2018 launches official emblem

With just over three years to go, Buenos Aires 2018 has proudly unveiled its emblem for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games. To reflect the diversity of Buenos Aires, the emblem is inspired by the city’s vibrant colours, eclectic culture, iconic architecture and the many neighbourhoods that make up the Argentinian capital. Watch the short […]

16.07.2015

Pan Am Games weightlifting ended in Toronto

The Weightlifting competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games held in Toronto, CAN come to end. From the 6 countries winning Gold medal and 10 countries won medal, Colombia was the most successful with 8 Gold and 13 medals all together. They were followed by Venezuela winning 7 and Cuba 5. Impressive strength was shown […]

08.07.2015

Lennart Blomberg of ELEIKO passes away

Weightlifters – athletes and amateurs alike – all over the world are shocked by the sad news of Lennart Blomberg passing away. Former CEO of the Swedish ELEIKO Company, Lennart guided one of the world’s oldest barbell manufacturing companies since the Blomberg Family took it over in 1990. ELEIKO was the first manufacturer officially approved […]

06.07.2015

Updated info from the Pacific Games in Port Moresby

Port Moresby, PNG is organizing the Pacific Games for the 3rd time. 28 sports (both Olympic and non-Olympic sports) are represented. From the 24 countries participating, AUS and NZL are competing for the first time only in 4 sports: Weightlifting, Rugby, Taekwondo, and Sailing. Weightlifting is the No 1 sport having the biggest participation with […]

06.07.2015
06.07.2015

Southeast Asian Weightlifting Federation (SEAWF) Elections

On June 25th, 2015 SEAWF Members voted unanimously to elect Mr. Kosit Paliwan – Executive Board Member of Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) – as a new President and Dr. Meechai Inwood – Advisory Board Member of TAWA – as a new General Secretary of SEAWF at the SEAWF General Congress. There were 8 national […]

06.07.2015

New Japan Weightlifting Association Executive Board for next two years

The General Assembly of the Japan Weightlifting Association (JWA) was held on 20 June and the President, H.E. Yuriko Koike, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan and former Minister of Defense and Minister of Environment, was unanimously approved to take her second term. Mr. Yoshiyuki Miyake, the Bronze Medalist of 1968 Mexico City […]

03.07.2015

Lifter of the Year video

A video of the presentation of the “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year 2014″ trophies has been produced by the IWF. Ilya Ilyin and Tatiana Kashirina featuring in the Astana ceremony, having been voted as best lifters of 2014 in World Weightlifting‘s annual election.

29.06.2015

Two more flagbearers for weightlifting / KATOATAU and DETENAMO

Kiribati’s Golden Boy, David Katoatau, will be his country’s flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Pacific Games in Port Moresby next weekend. David created history at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last year; when he won Kiribati first ever medal at a Commonwealth Games. David has won 6 gold medals at Mini Games and Pacific […]

29.06.2015

Updated IWF Android and iOS App

The updated version of the official IWF Android and IOS App is now available. It includes an always up-to-date Ranking list beside the Sinclair Point Calculator, Loading feature and Calendar. There is also a direct link to reach our website easier. Sinclair Enter your bodyweight and Total Result, select your gender and click Calculate to […]

25.06.2015

Weightlifter Vaivai selected as Fiji’s Pacific Games flagbearer

Fiji’s weightlifter Apolonia Vaivai has been selected to be Fiji’s flagbearer in the Pacific Games. Fiji Team Chef De Mission Cathy Wong says they have selected Vaivai because she won a bronze medal in last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Wong says Vaivai is the best performing athlete which Fiji has had since the last […]

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