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09.11.2014

First Chinese Gold and second for PRK

There was drama behind the scenes in the first women’s medal event, and a second gold medal for PRK on an entertaining second day of the IWF World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Tan Yayun, from China, made it six out of six in the World Championships with a clean sweep in the women’s 48kg – […]

08.11.2014

VIE Junior World Records and PRK Victory on the 1st day

Om Yun Chol had to do what only four other weightlifters have ever legally done – lift more than three times his own bodyweight – to win his latest title. In the first medal event of the 2014 IWF World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan – the men’s 56kg – Om was not at his best […]

08.11.2014

LIVE UPDATES FROM ALMATY

A few hours before the first medal session of the 2014 IWF World Championships in Almaty, Dr. Tamas Ajan spoke of a bright future for the sport and praised the impressive efforts of the host nation, Kazakhstan, in promoting and developing weightlifting. Dr Ajan, President of the IWF since 2000, highlighted two key developments that […]

08.11.2014

2017 IWF World Championships will be held in Penang

The IWF is delighted to announce that the 2017 IWF World Championships will be held in Penang, Malaysia. Penang was chosen ahead of strong bids from three other nations: Belarus, Turkey and Uzbekistan. The IWF Executive Board during its meeting in Almaty selected Penang, Malaysia, staging the 2011 IWF Junior World Championships. Asia had to […]

08.11.2014

The IWF Executive Board and Congress concluded in Almaty

After a 2 days Executive Board Meeting and a Congress, the IWF bodies made several amendments and decisions in the following topics and fields: The new Anti-Doping Policy of the IWF was approved with the effect of 1st January 2015. It was necessary to amend in order to bring it in line with the new […]

07.11.2014

NEW IWF LOGO APPROVED BY THE IWF CONGRESS

In its will to develop its corporate identity and create a valuable asset as well as a strong brand, the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Congress today approved the new logo of the Federation. The concept emerged from international trends, the importance of being recognized to enhance visibility towards fans and new generations. Willing to become […]

04.11.2014

Committee Meetings ended in Almaty

Subjects in common interest were coordinated at the Joint Meeting of the three Committees. Update information was given since these World Championships are the first where Minimum Entry Totals were introduced. Technical Committee In order to amend the TCRR, complementary barbell specifications were discussed. Reiko Chinen (JPN), Member of the Technical Committee has been appointed […]

04.11.2014
03.11.2014

IWF Education Seminars in Almaty

The IWF will hold two Education Seminars on the occasion of the 2014 IWF World Championships Almaty, KAZ: 1. 9th November 2014, 10:00 am – Hotel Astana 2. 12th November 2014, 10:00 am – Hotel Astana Presentations on the following topics, presented by internationally recognized presenters: Anti-Doping and Medical issues – The new WADA code, […]

03.11.2014

THE 2014 OTIP Program – Discovering talent!

The Oceania Talent Identification Program (OTIP), implemented by the OWF three years ago to identify talented students throughout the schools of the Oceania region, and in particular the Pacific Island nations was a great success in 2014. Financial support is provided by the IWF in the framework of the Development Program’s contribution for Continental Federations. […]

03.11.2014

69th National Sports Festival 2014 in Nagasaki

On the occasion of the 69th National Sports Festival 2014 in Nagasaki, Japan Weightlifting Association was bestowed the honor of the visit of Hisako, Princess Takamado who made a wonderful speech at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires for Tokyo2020 Olympic and Paralympic Bid. Princess enjoyed watching the exciting competition of Category 85kg high […]

01.11.2014

Technical Visit for Rio 2016

Weightlifting Technical Delegate for Rio 2016, Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General proceeded to a Technical Visit to make sure all infrastructures and sport specific requirements will be implemented on time for the next Olympic Games. One of the biggest issue is the very limited number of accommodation, however, Attila Adamfi was assured that all sites […]

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