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29.08.2017

Training Camp with seminars in Bolivia

A Training Camp for the young talents of South America was organized by the South American Weightlifting Confederation and IWF. The Confederation applied for support within the framework of IWF Development Program and due to its successful application, they received financial support from the IWF. Young athletes and their coaches from South America participated the […]

28.08.2017

Anti-doping Seminar in Antananarivo, Madagascar

In cooperation with the Madagascar National Olympic Committee, the Madagascar Weightlifting Federation held an Anti-doping Seminar on 4-5th of August, 2017 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The Experts representing the NOC were Nirina Willy Antoine RASAMOELA, Medical Commission Member and Radonirina Zafinjato RAKOTOMANGA, Secretary General of the Medical Commission and Coaching Director. The participants were retired athletes, athletes, including the National Team, Coaches, Club Officials, Doctors from National Leagues. Nirina Willy Antoine RASAMOELA […]

28.08.2017

Rio Olympian Toomey crowned fittest women in the world

Toomey placed 14th in the 59kg bodyweight category at the Rio 2016 Games and now won the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Icelandic Annie Thorisdottir who competed at 2015 IWF World Championships in Houston finished third. Read the full article by the following link.  Source: Ásgeir Bjarnason, President of the Weightlifting Federation of Iceland

28.08.2017

29th SEA Games weightlifting competitions started

The 29th South East Asian (SEA) Games weightlifting competitions started today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 7 (INA, MAS, MYA, PHI, THA, TLS, VIE) out of the 11 SEA countries participate with athletes, including Olympic Games and IWF World Championships medallists. Men 56kg was easily won by the clear favourite, 2010 YOG Gold medallist, 2014 Junior […]

26.08.2017

IWF thanks Taipei 2017 SU organisers

“Through all 6 days of exciting competitions the Organising Committee of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade did an excellent job, for which they deserve our highest recognition and gratitude,” – said Dr. Michael IRANI, IWF Executive Board Member, who also served as Doctor on Duty during the weightlifting competitions. “Us, Technical Officials, were treated with […]

25.08.2017
25.08.2017

First ever 90kg competition ends with Ukrainian gold

The first 90kg at Universiades: MSTIEVA Diana, RUS , European champion in 90kg and DEKHA Iryna, UKR, 2016 European champion of 75kg fought a duel on stage with DEKHA proving  stronger, especialy in clean and jerk where she completed 135kg in the second attempt for a winning total of 246kg. TPE LO Ying-Yuan was helped […]

25.08.2017

Martirosyan dominates the 105kg

Armenia’s still rising star, this year’s Junior world champion (+105kg) and 2016 Rio Olympic second MARTIROSYAN (just 20 years old!) overpowered the field. Although he failed twice with a new Universiade record of 192kg, the initial 180kg plus his only valid clean and jerk of 221kg, making 401kg in total was more than enough to […]

24.08.2017

Surprise in men’s 94kg – no surprise in women’s 75kg

A very close race was in sight in the 94kg where all 11 lifters in Group A represented a similarly high standard. Accordingly, the competition was full of turns and surprises, whereby top favourite, 85-kg world champion OKULOV Artem (RUS) soon left the scene with a lowly result and taking only 3 attempts in all, […]

24.08.2017

Ulanov wins and takes courageous world record attempt

In the men’s 85kg category at the Taipei 2017 Universiade, KARAPETIAN Andranik, the Armenian who had suffered an elbow dislocation at the Rio Olympics, pulled off with a splendid 170kg snatch, 5 kilos more than the next best, ULANOV Denis of KAZ. In the second act, however, ULANOV was superior and secured the win with […]

24.08.2017

Local girl snaps second TPE gold medal from Kazakh favourite

W69kg: GORICHEVA Karina KAZ, Olympic bronze medallist of Rio in 63kg was in the lineup of the 69kg and until the last lift she was hoping to win. But HUNG Wan-Ting TPE, former Universiade runner-up, in an amazing effort worked off 7kg of disadvantage from the snatch and triumphed with 227kg on the Kazakh’s 226kg. […]

24.08.2017

Kuo Hsing-chun receives prize money for breaking world record

Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun received NT$1 million (US$32,997) from the Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung on Tuesday for breaking a Clean and Jerk world record a day earlier. On Monday, Kuo took the lead with a Snatch of 107 kilograms and then, after having already clinched a Gold medal, nailed a Clean and Jerk of […]

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