Philippe Saint-Cyr of Canada, Honorary Life Vice President of the IWF and Member of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame celebrates his 85th birthday today. Happy birthday, Philippe!
Upon his return from a long Asian tour including the Asian Junior and Youth Championships and AWF Congress in Tokyo and the ANOC General Assembly in Doha, Qatar, IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján reported on numerous meetings and useful discussions with the decision makers and leaders of the continent. Among others, the IWF President met […]
The +105kg contest culminated in a rivalry for the champion title between the two Koreans in the category. Eventually, Lee Jaesang managed to work off his 15kg disadvantage from the snatch and beat his compatriot Hwang Wooman with an impressive 221kg jerk totalling 386kg on the latter’s 385kg and won. The remaining medals were picked […]
In the women’s 75kg Mongolia’s only entry Ankhtsetseg Munkhjantsan confidently collected the 3 gold medals despite an elbow injury on her last jerk. Mexican Aremi Fuentes kept the silvers at home, while Canadian Kristel Ngarlem added 3 bronzes to her team’s rich medal collection. The podium of the women’s +75kg in Merida will go down […]
In what is probably the last major competition under the “old” rule giving advantage to lighter bodyweight, Yoshihiro Tada JPN beat local favourite Oscar D. Verdugo Ramirez, gold medalist in snatch, with the same total of 349kg in the 105kg at the University Worlds. Evan Graybill, USA picked up the bronzes.
In the women’s 69kg USA lifter Martha Ann Rogers took the gold with an unexpectedly large 20kg margin from 2014 defending University world champion Canadin Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau (335 to 315kg), while Yun-Szu Yang of TPE won bronze. In the 85kg for men, Korean Jang Yeonhak proved to be unchallengeable and cemented his world champion position […]
After 11 bronze and silver medals collected, Mexico finally hit gold in the women’s 63kg where Anacarmen Torres Wong won the clean and jerk and the total gold medals in a close and exciting battle against her Japanese and Canadian opponents. In the men’s 77kg China’s Tang Jian stood out with his performance outscoring the […]
The USA and China among the women, Japan and China in men took the first honours at the 5th FISU World University Championships in the beautiful city of Merida in Mexico. Governor of the State of Yucatan, Rolando Zapata Bello opened the event which continued with Chinese Taipei victory on the second day of competition. […]
Former IWF Executive Board Member and President of the Norwegian Weightlifting Federation Per Mattingsdal suddenly passed away today. Host if many weightlifting events and active as International Technical Official, it is with deep sorrow that the IWF presents its condolences to his Family.
Mrs. Reiko Kato Chinen joined a Sport Conference hosted by University of Tsukuba which is deeply related to Olympic Study and the 1st Japanese IOC Member Jigoro Kano. IOC Executive Board Member C.K.Wu and Ser Miang Ng participated in the Conference while the IOC President Thomas Bach received a doctorate degree from the University. He […]
The Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee has recently issued decisions in the reanalysis cases of the following athletes: Beijing 2008 HASANOV, Sardar (AZE) 62 kg KOROBKA, Olha (UKR) +75 kg RYBAKOU, Andrei (BLR) 85 kg NOVIKAVA, Nastassia (BLR) 53 kg London 2012 SAZANAVETS, Dzina (BLR) 69 kg PODOBEDOVA, Svetlana (KAZ) 75 kg MANEZA, […]