It is our deep regret to inform the Weightlifting Family that Rudolf Faja from Czech Republic passed away recently after a long disease. He was Category 1 Technical Official and actively involved in many successful European and World Championships in Ostrava, Cheb, Sokolov, Prague and Havirov between 1987 and 2002. The IWF presents its sincere condolences to […]
The deadline for the Preliminary Entry Forms for the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships Bangkok, THA is 4th February 2017. We invite all National Federations to send their Preliminary Entry Forms to the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Federation TAWA (email@example.com) and to the IWF Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
The Mexican Weightlifting Federation organized a National Course for Technical Officials and Coaches within the framework of IWF Development Program 2016. The course took place in San Luis Potosí from 1st to 3rd December 2016. Mr. Diego German Martinez from Colombia held lessons on the Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations, emphasizing mainly the TCRR […]
Pakistan will enter athletes in 14 disciplines out of the 18 at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held from 12-22 May in Baku, AZE. The capital city of Azerbaijan got the right to organize the Games back in 2013 from the General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF). The first event […]
The Hellenic Weightlifting Federation Elections were held on January 24th, 2017. A new President and a new General Secretary were elected. President: Mr. Konstantinos Korlos General Secretary: Mrs. Kyriaki Galani Mr. Korlos has been a Treasurer then the General Secretary for the past year. Mrs. Galani is a former weightlifter, coach and Technical Committee Member. […]
It is our deep regret to inform you that on January 18th, Olympic Medalist Ymer Pampuri passed away. He was the only Olympic Champion from Albania. At the Munich 1972 Olympic Games, he set the new Olympic Record in the press with 127.5 kg in men’s 60 kg. Additionally he received a bronze medal in Drezden […]
Some questions have arisen about the recent executive order regarding immigration that was issued by President Donald Trump on Friday. USA Weightlifting will host the 2017 IWF Weightlifting World Championships later this year in Anaheim, Calif. Press inquiries can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The following statement is from Phil Andrews, CEO of USA […]
He started his career as a football player until he switched his interest to weightlifting at the age of 16. René Duverger was among the alltogether 10 French Olympic Champions. He was born 106 years ago on January 30th, was 164cm tall but compared to his stature – still a very strong character. By the age of 19, […]
The updated Sinclair Coefficients for 2017 – 2020 are available here. Considering the contradiction following the abolishment of the bodyweight advantage, the IWF is investigating an alternative system that could provide a more objective solution to compare athletes’ results in the different bodyweight categories.
Leonid Ivanovych Zhabotinsky who was born on the 28 January 1938 and died on 14 January 2016, was one of the biggest characters in weightlifting. He has achieved his biggest accomplishments under the Soviet Union flag. The outstanding giant weightlifter born in Uspenka received two Olympic Gold Medals and set World Records another 19 times between […]
Maxim Agapitov, President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RFWF) paid a visit to Budapest in order to have discussion with Dr. Tamas Ajan, President. They addressed relevant topics of the future of weightlifting. Dr. Ajan was informed that the RFWF withdrew the appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision taken […]