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13.06.2015

China’s WANG and Russia’s KHUGAEV crowned World Champions

W69 1kg advantage in the Snatch and 1kg advantage in the Clean and Jerk was enough for the Chinese lifter WANG Jie (CHN) to win all three Gold Medals in the Women’s 69kg bodyweight category. Missing two times her Snatch at 106kg, WANG registers her first result at an IWF sanctioned event. Behind her AHMED […]

11.06.2015

W63kg and M85kg Golds are for China

W63kg The Egyptian lifter AHMED Esraa Elsayed Rashed Elsayed won the Snatch Gold medal with 99kg, but only ranked 5th in the Clean and Jerk with a result being very far from the leader of the group – the Vietnamese NGUYEN Thi Tuyet Mai with 121kg. However AHMED made it second with 214kg, 2kg ahead […]

10.06.2015

Men’s 77kg – the toughest competition so far

W58kg SRISURAT Sukanya (THA) started the Snatch with 100kg, executed it with great precision, perfectly controlling the weight just as for her attempt at 103kg and 105kg. She was unstoppable all along, even though missing her third Clean and Jerk at 128kg, she gave that Gold Medal away to the Chinese lifter ZHOU Jun (CHN). […]

09.06.2015

MOSQUERA LOZANO Luis Javier won the Gold for Colombia

W53 Snatching 95kg, LIU Quan (CHN) took a 9kg advantage over NGUYEN (86kg) and KOHA (85kg). While the Vietnamese and the Latvian lifters were far below in the Clean and Jerk 6th and 5th respectively, the Chinese lifter LIU continued her strong start and made it to 115kg. PAKKARATHA Rattanaphon (THA) managed to get back […]

07.06.2015

PAK – M62kg World Champion

Competition was tight in the Snatch with 124kg being a great challenge for lifters. Missed by PAK Jong Ju (PRK) once and MOSQUERA LOZANO Jose David (COL) twice, ERGASHEV Adkhamjon (UZB) was the first to make it a good lift. PAK succeeded at his second attempt, and got first place because of lighter bodyweight. Very […]

07.06.2015

Snatch and Total Youth World Records broken by JIANG Huihua

New Youth World Record was set in the Snatch by the Chinese lifter JIANG Huihua first at 89kg and then raising it to 92. She broke her compatriot’s TIAN Yuan’s (CHN) record from the 2010 IWF World Championships Antalya, TUR at 88kg. Only 1kg behind her, HOU Zhihui (CHN) got the Silver Medal, and tried […]

06.06.2015

First competition day – First Gold for China

With a 126kg Snatch, KRUAITHONG Sinphet (THA) won the gold in the Snatch but only by bodyweight over the Chinese lifter MENG Cheng. Ending with the same 126kg, he missed 127 and 130 for his second and third attempts. Bronze Medal in the Snatch went to SCARANTINO Mirco (ITA) lifting 117kg, and he continued his […]

06.06.2015

IWF Congress in Wroclaw

The International Weightlifting Federation had its Congress yesterday in presence of delegates from 40 countries. After the welcome speech of IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan, PZPC President Mr. Szymon Kolecki followed by PZPC Vice President Mariusz Jedra gave Technical and Program information regarding the 2015 IWF Junior World Championships Wroclaw, POL. Beside the reports of […]

03.06.2015

Robert Nagy turned 75

Weightlifting Family wishes a happy 75th birthday to Robert Nagy. As previous active member of the Technical Committee and Scientific and Research Committee, he was the driving force behind the IWF’s technical developments. As former lifter he devoted his life to weightlifting, and aimed for a constant development combining the sport and technology. He created […]

01.06.2015

Updated Rio 2016 Qualification points

The Qualification Team Classification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been updated following the closures of the doping cases from the 2014 IWF World Championships Almaty, KAZ. You can find the updated list here: http://www.iwf.net/rio2016/

28.05.2015

Former PRWF President, Juan Santana passed away

Mr. Juan Santana, former President of the Puerto Rican Weightlifting Federation has passed away and for this we are all in mourning. He was also NORCECA President for years before Murray Levin and competed as Grand Master well over his 80 years of natural age. He will be remembered as someone being part of our […]

27.05.2015

IWF teams up with IOC to reinforce fight against illegal betting

IWF has reasserted its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sport by signing up to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence-sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable the IWF and its Member Federations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners […]

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