The 2017 IWF Youth World Championships will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 3-10 April. The deadline to send your Final Entry Forms and requested documents is 4 March 2017. All documents can be found on the IWF website, make sure to send them on time.
The Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA) organized its Electoral Congress in Algiers, ALG. 14 Member Federations participated and the IWF was represented by Dr. Tamas Ajan President together with Major Genral Intarat Yodbangtoey Vice President, Mr. Mohammed Hasan Jaloud Executive Board Member and Dr. Fathi Masmoudi Executive Board Member. Mustapha Berraf, President of National Olympic Committee […]
Igor Ivanovich Nikitin is one of the best in weightlifting history, however not only his achievements made him an outstanding personality of the sport. The Russian champion is the only Olympic Silver medallist who can celebrate his birthday only in every four years. With that said, he born exactly 65 years ago, in a leap […]
Jack Hughes (USA) passed away at the age of 96. National Champion in 1953, Jack Hughes was also very successful in powerlifting, and as a master lifter. However, he will be most remembered in our sport as a referee. He served our sport at countless national and international events over several decades. His integrity and conscience […]
Due to the introduction of the 8th bodyweight category for Women (90 kg, +90 kg for Senior and Junior, 75 kg,+75 kg for Youth), the IWF proceeded to the review and the update of its statistical data. To settle the first Youth World Records in 2009, the Continental Weightlifting Federations were requested to send their […]
The International Weightlifting Federation met with the 5 IWF Certified Sport Equipment Suppliers for a two days meeting in Budapest. While underlining common goals, all participants – committed to the promotion and development of weightlifting – renewed their traditional and mutually beneficial cooperation with the IWF. Considering the sport Calendar and upcoming events while entering […]
Canadian Weightlifting has lost a great weightlifter. Russ Prior, 1970,1974, and 1978 Commonwealth Games Champion, 1975 Pan American Games Champion, and 1976 Olympic Bronze medalist (snatch) passed away on February 17, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Russ held many strong beliefs and values that he instilled in his students and those he coached and mentored over […]
The IWF Technical Committee has updated the IWF Technical Officials’ Examination documents following the modification of the IWF TCRR effective since 1 Jan 2017. The documents can be found in the Download Center. IWF Technical Officials’ Examination – Questions IWF Technical Officials’ Examination – Answers
A 2-day IWF technical visit was paid to Bangkok by Anikó Németh-Móra (Director of International Relations), Tímea Horváth (Development & Education Manager) and Mátyás Lencsér (Competition Manager). The visit had a double purpose since Bangkok is the host of two major upcoming events: both the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships, the main YOG qualification event from […]
The Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Moldova Elections were held on February 10th, 2017. The President, the 1st Vice President were re-elected and a new General Secretary was elected. President: Mr. CASAPU TUDOR General Secretary: Mr. COJOCARU MAXIM Congratulations to all the elected officials!