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15.07.2017

Elections of the Chinese Weightlifting Association

Mr. ZHOU Jinqiang, the former First Vice President of Chinese Weightlifting Association, was elected as the President of the Chinese Weightlifting Association with unanimous vote during the Elections of the Chinese Weightlifting Association held in Beijing on July 13, 2017. Mr. ZHOU will take the role and responsibility of leading the weightlifting sport of China […]

14.07.2017

IWF President meets IOC President

Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President was received by Thomas Bach, IOC President at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. IOC President congratulated Dr. Ajan on his reelection. Following the IOC decision, the meeting aimed to frame the future work of the 2 Working Groups to be put into place by the IWF in the most efficient […]

14.07.2017

Watch the British Weight Lifting & Para-Powerlifting Championships 2017

This weekend hosts the biggest British weightlifting competition of the year, The British Weight Lifting & Para-Powerlifting Championships 2017. The competition will see Olympians Rebekah Tiler and Zoe Smith compete for their spot at the Commonwealth Games 2018 as well as the country’s other leading lifters. IWF President Tamás Aján added, “IWF are delighted to […]

13.07.2017

Happy Birthday to Kakhi Kakhiashvili!

As a matter of fact, Kakhi Kakhiashvili became three times Olympic Champion without being able to share this great recognition to the country where he was born – Georgia. He won his first Olympic Gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games as part of the Soviet Unified Team in the Men’s 90kg bodyweight category. He won […]

10.07.2017

CJ Cummings was awarded USOC Athlete of the Month

The U.S. Olympic Committee announces Best of June honors for Team USA Awards presented by Dow on July 6, 2017. Weightlifter CJ Cummings has qualified for the 2017 Best of the Year honor. Standout performances during June earned Breanna Clark (Los Angeles, California), CJ Cummings (Beaufort, South Carolina) and the U.S. Women’s Senior National Synchronized Swimming […]

08.07.2017

Elections of the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWLF)

The quadrennial (2017-2021) election of Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWLF) was held on July 05, 2017 at the Pakistan Olympic House Lahore. Representative of Pakistan Olympic Association (NOC Pakistan) and Government of Pakistan (PSB) were also present. The following officials were elected and nominated unanimously in the General Council: CHAIRMAN: Mian Amer Mahmood PRESIDENT: Mian Muhammad Aslam CHIEF EXECUTIVE […]

08.07.2017

2017 IWF World Championships documents are up

The competition documents for the 2017 IWF World Championships Anaheim, USA from 27 November – 05 December, 2017 were uploaded. The Regulations and Forms can be downloaded by the following link. Please note, all participants who require VISA in the United States of America shall apply in their own nation. It is strongly advised to […]

04.07.2017

The mystery man of weightlifting born 105 years ago

John Basil Terpak, a weightlifting legend from the United States of America, was born one hundred and five years ago on July 4th, 1912. Although he could not make it to the podium at any Olympic Games, he received many Medals on the occasion of different World Championships. He participated at the 1936 Olympic Games […]

03.07.2017

Tokyo 2020 Technical Visit

After a successful Junior World Championships in Tokyo, Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President and Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General extended their stay to have further discussions with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. Different functional areas headed by Koji Murofushi, Tokyo 2020 Sport Director paid a visit to the JWC to gain better understanding of weightlifting and […]

27.06.2017

Tommy Kono would be 87 today

The iconic lifter Tommy Kono who passed away last year was born 87 years ago on 27 June 1930. Born in Sacramento under the name Tamio Kono’s family was of Japanese descent. They were relocated to Tuke Lake internment camp during World War II. It was there that he was introduced to weightlifting. Kono had […]

27.06.2017

South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out

The second issue of the South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out and available online. It contains information about the latest competitions held in South America as well as the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships. An Olympic overview also highlights the South American athletes’ participation while a summary about the modification of the IWF Technical and […]

26.06.2017

Poland to host compact World University Championships in 2018

An inspection visit for the 2018 FISU World University Championships that took place over the weekend in Biala Podlaska, Poland, promises very compact and convenient Championships for the academic student weightlifters next year. FISU Technical Delegate for Weightlifting, Anikó Németh-Móra confirmed: “For a city of merely 58,000 inhabitants, of which minimum of 4,000 students, Biala […]

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