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08.11.2017

Latest edition of the South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine

The third issue of the South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out and available online. It contains information about the latest competitions such as the Pan-American Championships held in Miami, USA or the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei. Besides the different educational seminars held in the South American countries there is an article about Mr. Jose Quiñones, Vice President of the IWF, […]

07.11.2017

Final Entries for Anaheim are up

The Final Entry List for the 2017 IWF World Championships Anaheim, USA has been published on our website. Check out the list HERE. The IWF reserves the right to apply changes to the list in line with its rules and regulations. The Anaheim Convention Center will stage the competition from 28 Nov until 5 Dec 2017. If you […]

07.11.2017

Successful debut of the ECOC system at V4 Cup

The  IWF has tested out first time in history the Electronic Change of Call (ECOC) – Tabs replacing Athletes’ Card – that will be implemented in future events; all the teams were happily accepting and using the new system. The main focus is that the coaches are using their tablets and they can electronically change […]

07.11.2017

IWF Development Program, National Level Technical Official (TO) seminar

The Weightlifting Federation of Iceland recently organized a national level Technical Official (TO) seminar in the framework of the IWF Development Program. The organizers invited Taisto Kuoppala from Finland to Iceland to teach during the 2-days seminar. Mr. Kuoppala has been active referee for over 40 years and worked in many Olympic Games and World […]

02.11.2017

Nicu Vlad celebrates his 54th birthday

Nicu Vlad has celebrated his 54th birthday yesterday on November 1st, 2017. He is IWF Vice-President and Chairman of the Technical Committee. Before his career in sport diplomacy, he was one of the biggest weightlifters in history. He won each medal in all the three medal categories, just like standing on the highest place of […]

02.11.2017

IWF Development Program, Advanced Coaching Symposium

Due to the generous support of the IWF Development Program the Australian Weightlifting Federation was able to organize an Advanced Coaching Symposium for 20 participants at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra on the 21st-23rd October 2017. The principle Presenter was Zygmunt Smalcerz (POL) former Olympic & World champion and later Coach of the Polish […]

31.10.2017

Commonwealth Ranking Lists updated

After the end of the Qualification Period (31 October, 2017) the Commonwealth Ranking Lists have been updated for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Please note, according to the Athlete Allocation System further procedures will be coordinated with the CGAs (e.g. duplication of athletes in more than one bodyweight category).

30.10.2017

Elections of the Indian Weightlifting Federation

The Indian Weightlifting Federation held its Annual General Meeting on 30th October 2017 in New Delhi, India. The Elections of the Indian Weightlifting Federation has been conducted under strict guidelines issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India with the supervision of Observers from Ministry of Sports and Indian Olympic Association. The […]

30.10.2017

Elections of the West Asian Federation

The West Asian Federation held its Elections on 26th October 2017 in Amman, Jordan. The following officials were elected: President: Dr. Mustafa Salih Mahdi (IRQ) 1st Vice President: Sultann Alghanem (BRN) Vice President: Azzam Alzzubi (JOR) Vice President: Saeed al Ghanshi (OMA) Executive Member: Jassim al awade (UAE) Executive Member: Jassim Alwaheed (KSA) Executive Member: […]

27.10.2017

1000 days to go until Tokyo 2020

On the countdown day of 28th October, Tokyo 2020 will stage a “1000 Days To Go” celebratory event. The main street of Tokyo’s famous Nihonbashi district will be decorated with new graphics and turned into a giant sports field for the day. After watching demonstrations by athletes, the public will have the opportunity to learn […]

26.10.2017

Naim Süleymanoğlu’s health condition is improving day by day

Naim Süleymanoglu’s, known as one of the most successful weightlifter in history – the Olympic and world record holder who’s nickname is “Pocket Hercules”, was born in Bulgaria on 23 January 1967. He is considered to be one of the most successful athlete of weightlifting history, has broken world record 46 times along with 3 […]

26.10.2017

Pioneering Ahmed credits YOG for launching career

Weightlifter who became the first Egyptian woman to win an Olympic medal and the first Arab woman to get on the podium in her sport has inspired countless others across the Middle East. Sara Ahmed produced one of the most memorable feel-good stories of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when she became the first Egyptian […]

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