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09.08.2016

Focus on FIGUEROA MOSQUERA Oscar Albeiro

By Brian Oliver at Rioceentro, Rio de Janeiro Even Chinese journalists and American spectators shed a tear when Oscar Figueroa, a 33-year-old Colombian who practises meditation, broke down on the stage after winning the 62kg gold medal at Riocentro. He did not stop crying for five minutes. Hundreds of noisy Colombians cheered, cried, and sang […]

09.08.2016

Sukanya SRISURAT (THA) W58kg

I am very happy. I never thought I could do it. This is my first time at the Olympics, so I am very happy to win a gold medal and bring it back to Thailand.

09.08.2016

FIGUEROA MOSQUERA raises bar for Colombia

By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro Thailand’s women and the tearful Colombian Oscar Figueroa were the heroes of an emotional, exciting third day of competition at the Riocentro arena. Figueroa, cheered on by hundreds of noisy fans, won 62kg gold in the evening ahead of Indonesia’s Eko Yuli Irawan and Kazakhstan’s Farkhad Kharki. […]

08.08.2016

Records tumble as Long beats Om at last

By Brian Oliver at Riocentre, Rio de Janeiro China suffered a rare failure in the women’s 53kg but more than made up for it when Long Qingquan broke the oldest total world record in weightlifting to beat PRK’s Om Yun-Chol in a sensational night session at Riocentro. A noisy crowd jumped and cheered as Om […]

07.08.2016

First Olympic Champion crowned at Rio 2016

RIO DAY 1 By Brian Oliver at Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro Thailand’s Sopita Tanasan is from a family of boxers but she opted for a different sport and it paid off when she won the first weightlifting gold medal of the Rio Games, the women’s 48kg. Tanasan, 21, lifted a total of 200kg to finish […]

01.08.2016

Japan Weightlifting Federation President elected Governor of Tokyo

Japanese Weightlifting Federation President Yuriko Koike has been elected the first female Governor of Tokyo today. Koike, who has previously served as Japan’s first female Defence Minister, beat Liberal Democratic Party candidate Hiroya Masuda and journalist Shuntaro Torigue. Koike, 64, will now play a key role in orchestrating preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and […]

29.07.2016

IWF EB decision on Russian participation at the Rio 2016 OG

The IWF Executive Board decided today to ban the Russian Weightlifting Federation from recommending/entering/participating with athletes and Technical Official at Rio Olympic Games 2016. The decision is effective as of today. The IWF Executive Board carefully studied question of the participation of Russian weightlifters in the Olympic Games Rio. The study included the World Anti-Doping […]

27.07.2016

PUBLIC DISCLOSURES

The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2012 London Olympic Games (IOC – wave 2), the samples of the following Athletes have returned Adverse Analytical Findings: ZAIROV, Intigam (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) ZABOLOTNAYA, Nataliya (RUS) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) TSIREKIDZE, Rauli (GEO) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, […]

25.07.2016

IWF on the decision of the IOC Executive Board

Following the decision of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board concerning the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, the IWF states that: The IWF acknowledges that the IOC will not accept any entry of any Russian athlete in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 unless such athlete can meet the conditions […]

21.07.2016

Entry List for Rio Olympic Games

Following the closure of the entries and eligibility check, the IWF is happy to publish the list of athletes (as of 20 July 2016) entered to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 260 athletes from 91 (!) countries will compete for the 15 Gold Medals. According to the Qualification System, the list includes quotas obtained through: […]

20.07.2016
20.07.2016

Ricardo Arratia passed away

The National Federation of Chile announces with great sorrow that the ex-athlete, coach and official Ricardo Arratia passed away. For many years, Arratia and weightlifting in Chile meant the same thing. He represents the real love to sport. Nothing was more important for him than weightlifting. Since 1948 he was part of weightlifting and part […]

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13 TUR   1  
15 EGY     2
16 ESP     1
16 JPN     1
16 KOR     1
16 LTU     1
16 ROU     1
16 USA     1

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