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04.01.2018

Education Seminars in South America

In the past months, end of 2017, the South American countries organized several education seminars. It started with the “Technical Improvement in Weightlifting” Seminar in Uruguay. 56 participants attended the course lectured by Professor Sergio Parra. During the theoretical classes it was emphasized how to develop the planning of the trainings (year, month, week) while […]

03.01.2018

Weightlifting TO becomes Mongolia’s First Ever Best Referee

Ms. Lkhagvasuren Odgerel, Category 1 IWF Technical Official, was distinguished by the Mongolian National Olympic Committee as the Best Referee of the Year 2017. It was a great moment for the weightlifting referee to win the prize issued for the first time in all the sports in Mongolia. Congratulations!

02.01.2018

Updated TCRR published

Upon proposal of the IWF Technical Committee, the IWF Executive Board approved the following modifications to the  IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations in Anaheim. Please find the updated TCRR document on this website under the following link. All modifications are also listed on the last pages of the new TCRR. The new rules are in effect from 1 January […]

22.12.2017

The Amazing Health Benefits of Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic weightlifting is one of the world’s most enduring sports, but what is it that has attracted competitors for thousands of years? Tracing its roots back to ancient Greece and China, weightlifting was one of the seven sports that made up the programme of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Apart from […]

21.12.2017

Season’s Greetings

Please note that due to the holidays the IWF office will close partly from 22 December 2017 until 2 January 2017. On the occasion of the Festive Season, the IWF Secretariat wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

18.12.2017

EUWC Electoral Congress

The IV European Union Cup was held this past weekend in Rome. On 16th of December 2017 at the Electoral Congress of European Union Weightlifting Confederation Jesmond Caruana (MLT) was elected President of the (EUWC) European Union Weightlifting Confederation. Furthermore, the following officials were elected: General Secretary/ Treasurer: Giuseppe Minissale (ITA) Vice-President: Jakša Ivanišević (CRO) […]

18.12.2017

USA Weightlifting Named National Sport Governing Body of the Year

The International Sports Awards will name USA Weightlifting “National Sport Governing Body of the Year” during an awards gala in Washington, D.C. later this week. According to the event organizers, the International Sports Awards honors excellence in the sport industry. “This award reflects our team’s commitment to our members, our sport and the greater Olympic […]

14.12.2017
13.12.2017

What Equipment Do I Need for Weightlifting?

Safety and comfort are among the most important factors when choosing weightlifting equipment in a sport so demanding. First and foremost, any apparel, footwear and accessories must conform to IWF regulations. For those looking to reach the top of the sport, every detail is important and could be the difference between a medal and failure. […]

12.12.2017

Is Flexibility Important for Weightlifting?

Skill, strength and balance are at the heart of weightlifting success, but it could well be flexibility that separates the champions from the contenders. Stretching ahead of training and competition might be the most boring part of the day for many athletes, but it helps make the enjoyable bits possible. A high level of flexibility […]

11.12.2017

What Happened at the 2017 IWF World Championships?

Lasha Talakhadze conquered his rivals with a phenomenal world record-breaking performance to wrap up an enthralling IWF World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center in the United States. In an event marked by the success of emerging weightlifting nations from Latin America and Africa – as well the end of a 23-year wait for a […]

11.12.2017

5th Qatar Cup postponed

The Qatar Weightlifting Federation as the Organizing Committee of the Qatar Cup informed the IWF that the 5th Qatar Cup originally scheduled for 13-16 December was postponed.

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