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25.04.2018
23.04.2018

AWF Executive Board Meeting and Congress

The AWF Executive Board Meeting and Congress were held on 22nd April 2018 in Urgench, Uzbekistan. On this occasion, Boossaba Yodbangtoey, AWF General Secretary opened the meeting with a minute of silence in memory of Aleksandr Kurlovich who passed away recently. Mohamed Jalood, IWF General Secretary delivered a speech to the Executive Board and draw […]

23.04.2018

How Mirabai chose weightlifting over archery

Mirabai’s story is not about somebody being spotted for prodigal talent, but of someone who sought out the opportunity and the right mentor. Mirabai’s story is not about somebody being spotted for prodigal talent, but of someone who sought out the opportunity and the right mentor. As a 13-year-old girl, from a poor family at […]

23.04.2018

Iranian female team to participate at the Asian Youth Championships

The Iranian Weightlifting Federation sent a female team to the 2018 AWF Junior and Youth Championships – YOG Qualification event to Urgench, Uzbekistan. The competition starting on 23 April will kick off with 248 lifters from 22 countries. Iran will participate for the first time with Women’s and they will have a chance to earn […]

22.04.2018

SportAccord 2018

After five days of meetings, conferences, events, and exhibitions in the Thai capital Bangkok, the SportAccord convention held since April 15 is wrapping up on Friday, as organizers and participants considered the event to be a “huge success”, during which key agreements were concluded. Focusing on sports and its challenges, SportAccord Convention offers a great […]

22.04.2018

Christine Girard – Olympic Champion

Christine Girard has been officially upgraded to the gold medal in the 63 kg bodyweight from London 2012, and to the bronze medal in the same category from Beijing 2008. Six years after she should have stood atop the Olympic podium, Girard will finally get her moment of glory. Arrangements still have to be made […]

20.04.2018

Argentinean Weightlifting Federation Seminars

The Argentinean Weightlifting Federation has organized two educational seminars, of which the first one was a Technical Official seminar and the other one was about Anti-Doping. On the Technical seminar, 30 new candidates participated to become national and category 2 international technical officials. This course was especially targeted for candidates under 35 years of age […]

19.04.2018
17.04.2018

XVI Spanish Cup

The 16th Spanish Cup will take place in Molins de Rei, Saturday, April 21 from 9.30 AM. The 10 best men and 12 best women of Spain will compete to qualify for the Mediterranean Games to be held in Tarragona, from June 22 to July 1. The Cup can be followed live from the LaLiga4Sports […]

16.04.2018
16.04.2018
14.04.2018

Rafael Pacho González passed away

The Weightlifting Family is devastated to announce the sudden death of the General Secretary of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, Dr. Rafael Pacho González, known as “Pacho” by the Pan Americans. He was the former President of the Cuban Weightlifting Federation and currently lived in Costa Rica where he was contributing to the development of weightlifting. […]

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