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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 […]

06.06.2015

IWF Congress in Wroclaw

The International Weightlifting Federation had its Congress yesterday in presence of delegates from 40 countries. After the welcome speech of IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan, PZPC President Mr. Szymon Kolecki followed by PZPC Vice President Mariusz Jedra gave Technical and Program information regarding the 2015 IWF Junior World Championships Wroclaw, POL. Beside the reports of […]

03.06.2015

Robert Nagy turned 75

Weightlifting Family wishes a happy 75th birthday to Robert Nagy. As previous active member of the Technical Committee and Scientific and Research Committee, he was the driving force behind the IWF’s technical developments. As former lifter he devoted his life to weightlifting, and aimed for a constant development combining the sport and technology. He created […]

01.06.2015

Updated Rio 2016 Qualification points

The Qualification Team Classification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been updated following the closures of the doping cases from the 2014 IWF World Championships Almaty, KAZ. You can find the updated list here: http://www.iwf.net/rio2016/

28.05.2015

Former PRWF President, Juan Santana passed away

Mr. Juan Santana, former President of the Puerto Rican Weightlifting Federation has passed away and for this we are all in mourning. He was also NORCECA President for years before Murray Levin and competed as Grand Master well over his 80 years of natural age. He will be remembered as someone being part of our […]

27.05.2015

IWF teams up with IOC to reinforce fight against illegal betting

IWF has reasserted its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sport by signing up to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence-sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable the IWF and its Member Federations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners […]

27.05.2015
26.05.2015

Thailand Phuket to host the Asian Weightlifting Championships in September

The decision was confirmed to the Thailand Weightlifting Association (TAWA) from the Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF). The move follows the recent cancellation of the original plan to hold the event in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Kathmandu was to host the event – the 26th Asian Championships for women and the 45th for men – in […]

22.05.2015

Entries closed for the 2015 Pacific Games

The Entries closed for the Pacific Games as the Pacific Games Council concluded the nomination period for the 28 participating sports. In weightlifting, 78 athletes took part in the Games held in Noumea (50 Men and 28 women), 77 in Samoa (49 Men and 28 Women), 86 in Fiji (55 Men and 31 Women), while […]

20.05.2015

IWF offers its condolences to the MOSQUERA Family

The IWF would like to offer its deepest condolences to the family of Luis Javier and José David MOSQUERA LOSANO, whose father José Navarino Mosquera suffered a lung infection and passed away this past Sunday, May 17th at 7:45am in Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. We convey our heartfelt sympathy to all the relatives especially […]

18.05.2015

In Memoriam Gamil Hanna

Egyptian and international weightlifting had to suffer a great loss on 17th May 2015. The world’s Weightlifting Community is saddened to learn about the passing away of Gamil Hanna at the age of 80 years. Gamil Hanna was an engaging individual who truly deserved both names: “Father of Egyptian Weightlifting” and “Father of African Weightlifting”. […]

18.05.2015

Kathmandu Nepal cancels the organization of the Asian Championships

The Nepalese capital Kathmandu was preparing to host the 26th Women’s and 45th Men’s Asian Championships, for the first time from July 22 to 30, but the country has been struck by two devastating earthquakes in the space of three weeks. After the two huge earthquakes of 25th and 29th April, the Nepal Weightlifting Federation […]

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