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21.03.2018

IWF Development Program Donations

Once again, several Federations received donation of new equipment in the framework of the IWF Development Program 2017. Jordan, France, Paraguay and Libya also got new weightlifting barbell sets, besides the countries awarded earlier in 2017. The IWF gladly supports Member Federations every year with equipment most needed, and wishes all the weightlifters to grow […]

20.03.2018

Chilean world champions receive Tokyo 2020 scholarship

From 11 Chilean athletes selected by the NOC and the IOC to receive the Olympic Solidarity Tokyo 2020 scholarship, two were weightlifters. Arley Mendez, triple world champion, and María Fernanda Valdez, gold medalist in clean and jerk in Anaheim, were notified of this decision last week and signed the respective contract with the President of […]

19.03.2018

IWF TCRR 2018 Seminars for Technical Officials and Coaches in Bangkok

There were 2 grand seminars arranged in dual sessions simultaneously for Technical Officials and Coaches during March 11th – 13th, 2018.  Both seminars were officially cooperated amongst 3 sport bodies i.e. Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) and Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA).  This seminar-workshop on weightlifting education events were internationally standardizing […]

19.03.2018

“Bear of Bellenberg” died at the age of 67

German weightlifting legend Rudolf Mang is dead. The silver medal winner of the 1972 Summer Olympics died in Munich on Monday (14.03.2018) evening at the age of 67 years as a result of a heart attack in his gym in Bellenberg, Bavaria. Known as the “Bear of Bellenberg” Mang won the silver medal in the […]

17.03.2018
14.03.2018

Exercises that Prepare You for the Olympic Lifts

Perfecting technique for the Olympic lifts – the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch – is the end goal of Olympic weightlifting. However, instead of constantly repeating the same two lifts in the gym, the world’s top athletes adopt specific training exercises to improve certain muscle groups that help them achieve these ultimate goals. At […]

14.03.2018

Hidilyn Diaz received “The Outstanding Young Men” award

The Senate of the Philippines on Wednesday adopted a resolution lauding eight recipients of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award for 2017 for their invaluable contribution and excellence in diverse fields here and abroad. Senator Sonny Angara, a Philippine Jaycees member and former recipient of the prestigious TOYM award, sponsored during the plenary session Senate […]

09.03.2018

Registration open to 2018 FISU University Worlds

In 2018, 20-23 September, one of Poland’s famous University cities, Biala Podlaska will host the 6th FISU World University Weightlifting Championships in a very pleasant and friendly environment. All countries are encouraged to send their teams to the event. Here is the link to the 2018 WUC: http://wucw2018.awf-bp.edu.pl/en/ IWF Member Federations may register their entries through […]

09.03.2018
08.03.2018
07.03.2018

Get to know the Tokyo 2020 Mascots

AFTER 2,042 ENTRIES, AND A VOTE INVOLVING PUPILS FROM 16,769 SCHOOLS, THE MASCOTS FOR THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 HAVE BEEN REVEALED. The winning designs were officially unveiled on 28 February 2018 by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), after elementary school pupils across Japan and at […]

04.03.2018

Qualification List of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Qualification List of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games The Qualification List for weightlifting events of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is published! Check it out by the following link. With the exception of Home Nation, athletes have qualified by name in accordance with the GC2018 Weightlifting Athlete Allocation System. The entries listed above […]

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