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25.06.2015

Weightlifter Vaivai selected as Fiji’s Pacific Games flagbearer

Fiji’s weightlifter Apolonia Vaivai has been selected to be Fiji’s flagbearer in the Pacific Games. Fiji Team Chef De Mission Cathy Wong says they have selected Vaivai because she won a bronze medal in last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Wong says Vaivai is the best performing athlete which Fiji has had since the last […]

25.06.2015

FSM Flagbearer is a weightlifter

The most decorated male weightlifter in the history of Pacific Games, Manuel Minginfel, from FSM, has been selected as the flag bearer for his country at next week’s Opening Ceremony of the 15th Pacific Games in Port Moresby, PNG. Manuel’s first appearance at a Pacific Games was at the Mini Games in Pago Pago in […]

17.06.2015

2015 IWF Junior World Championships Wroclaw, POL Overall

Weightlifting’s major Junior event returned to Poland for the 4th time. The country has proven to be an excellent host of major events on many occasions organizing three Junior World Championships in 1976, 1995 and 1996. As a testimony of their professionalism, they also showcased Senior World Championships six times already from 1913, 1959, 1969, […]

14.06.2015
13.06.2015

Surprising Chinese victory in the Men’s 105kg

W75 DEKHA Iryna (UKR), European Youth Champion in 2012, ranking 8th at the Europeans this year with 215kg got silver in the Snatch with 109kg, behind the Russian PETROVA Mariia (RUS). While PETROVA continued her gold medal winning lifts in the Clean and Jerk, the Ukrainian DEKHA only got 5th. MIKHALENKA Anastasiya (BLR) managed to […]

13.06.2015

China’s WANG and Russia’s KHUGAEV crowned World Champions

W69 1kg advantage in the Snatch and 1kg advantage in the Clean and Jerk was enough for the Chinese lifter WANG Jie (CHN) to win all three Gold Medals in the Women’s 69kg bodyweight category. Missing two times her Snatch at 106kg, WANG registers her first result at an IWF sanctioned event. Behind her AHMED […]

11.06.2015

W63kg and M85kg Golds are for China

W63kg The Egyptian lifter AHMED Esraa Elsayed Rashed Elsayed won the Snatch Gold medal with 99kg, but only ranked 5th in the Clean and Jerk with a result being very far from the leader of the group – the Vietnamese NGUYEN Thi Tuyet Mai with 121kg. However AHMED made it second with 214kg, 2kg ahead […]

10.06.2015

Men’s 77kg – the toughest competition so far

W58kg SRISURAT Sukanya (THA) started the Snatch with 100kg, executed it with great precision, perfectly controlling the weight just as for her attempt at 103kg and 105kg. She was unstoppable all along, even though missing her third Clean and Jerk at 128kg, she gave that Gold Medal away to the Chinese lifter ZHOU Jun (CHN). […]

09.06.2015

MOSQUERA LOZANO Luis Javier won the Gold for Colombia

W53 Snatching 95kg, LIU Quan (CHN) took a 9kg advantage over NGUYEN (86kg) and KOHA (85kg). While the Vietnamese and the Latvian lifters were far below in the Clean and Jerk 6th and 5th respectively, the Chinese lifter LIU continued her strong start and made it to 115kg. PAKKARATHA Rattanaphon (THA) managed to get back […]

07.06.2015

PAK – M62kg World Champion

Competition was tight in the Snatch with 124kg being a great challenge for lifters. Missed by PAK Jong Ju (PRK) once and MOSQUERA LOZANO Jose David (COL) twice, ERGASHEV Adkhamjon (UZB) was the first to make it a good lift. PAK succeeded at his second attempt, and got first place because of lighter bodyweight. Very […]

07.06.2015

Snatch and Total Youth World Records broken by JIANG Huihua

New Youth World Record was set in the Snatch by the Chinese lifter JIANG Huihua first at 89kg and then raising it to 92. She broke her compatriot’s TIAN Yuan’s (CHN) record from the 2010 IWF World Championships Antalya, TUR at 88kg. Only 1kg behind her, HOU Zhihui (CHN) got the Silver Medal, and tried […]

06.06.2015

First competition day – First Gold for China

With a 126kg Snatch, KRUAITHONG Sinphet (THA) won the gold in the Snatch but only by bodyweight over the Chinese lifter MENG Cheng. Ending with the same 126kg, he missed 127 and 130 for his second and third attempts. Bronze Medal in the Snatch went to SCARANTINO Mirco (ITA) lifting 117kg, and he continued his […]

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