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07.08.2014

Temporary problems with IWF email system

Due to technical problems, the IWF email system has been temporarily out of order since Monday 4 August 2014. Consequently, emails may not reach us during this period. Until further notice we kindly ask you to send a copy of your messages to this temporary email address: iwfweightlifting@nullgmail.com We apologize for any inconvenience and hope […]

06.08.2014

Rio 2016 launches the Look of the Games

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games launched the look of the Games on Tuesday 5 August, exactly two years before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio. Inspired by Brazil, Brazilians and Rio de Janeiro, the look is multicolored and vibrant as the harmonic diversity of our people. […]

06.08.2014
06.08.2014
03.08.2014

Gold for Canada’s KOBALADZE George

KOBALADZE George, who claimed Bronze four years ago in Delhi, broke the Commonwealth Games Record with a Total of 400kg after registering 171kg in the Snatch and 229kg in the Clean and Jerk. The 38-year-old KOBALADZE, who claimed bronze four years ago in Delhi, broke the Commonwealth Games record with Total of 400kg after registering […]

31.07.2014

Kiribati’s first medal is Gold

Kiribati celebrated the first Commonwealth Games medal in its history as KATOATAU David (KIR) took Gold in the Men’s 105kg after the Women’s +75kg where USMAN Maryam (NGR) won Gold. Women’s +75kg USMAN turned the tables on the women who defeated her at Delhi 2010 as she succeeded with all 6 lifts to beat Samoa’s […]

30.07.2014

Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation Electoral Congress

On 30 July 2014, the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation held its Electoral Congress at the Glasgow Caledonia University on the occasion of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. This is the 77th year since its foundation in 1947. 37 nations of the Commonwealth participate in the weightlifting competition here in Glasgow. During its Congress, the Commonwealth Weightlifting […]

30.07.2014

Commonwealth Games testing / Nigeria

Commonwealth Games Federation CEO, Mike Hooper, has announced that Nigerian weightlifter, Chika Amalaha, has been issued with a notice of disclosure after returning an adverse analytical finding from a in-competition test on July 25, and has been provisionally suspended from the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Ms Amalaha won the gold medal in the Women’s […]

30.07.2014
29.07.2014

Cameroon and New Zealand won Gold

FEGUE claims Gold for Cameroon FEGUE Marie (CMR) blitzed the opposition to win in the Women’s 69kg and give Cameroon its first Commonwealth Gold Medal since 2002. But with the medal in the bag, she did not attempt the 133kg lift that would have broken the Commonwealth Games Clean and Jerk Record. Instead she lifted […]

28.07.2014

New Record in the Snatch for India

ADESANMI wins Nigerian battle to take weightlifting Gold from teammate OKOLI ADESANMI Olauwatoyin (NGR) beat fellow Nigerian and defending champion OKOLI Obioma to Gold in the Women’s 63kg weightlifting on bodyweight, after both finished with a Total of 207kg at the Clyde Auditorium on Sunday. OKOLI needed to lift 123kg in the final Clean and […]

28.07.2014

Gottfried Schödl 90!

Today, the Weightlifting Family celebrates Gottfried Schödl (AUT), IWF Honorary Life President’s 90th birthday. Since 1964 on the IWF Executive Board, Mr. Schödl  became President of the Intrnational Weightlifting Federation in 1972 and remained in this position until 2000. As one of the most significant leaders in international sports, he left his fingerprint on the Federation and […]

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