Who is your favorite one? Last day to cast your vote on the “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Trophies for 2016”. You can submit your vote in the following link. Good luck!!
Leonid Ivanovych Zhabotinsky who was born on the 28 January 1938 and died on 14 January 2016, was one of the biggest characters in weightlifting. He has achieved his biggest accomplishments under the Soviet Union flag. The outstanding giant weightlifter born in Uspenka received two Olympic Gold Medals and set World Records another 19 times between […]
Maxim Agapitov, President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RFWF) paid a visit to Budapest in order to have discussion with Dr. Tamas Ajan, President. They addressed relevant topics of the future of weightlifting. Dr. Ajan was informed that the RFWF withdrew the appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision taken […]
In the framework of the IWF Development Program 2016, equipment was donated to several countries. The Member Federations applied for support last year and received brand new equipment including barbell sets or weightlifting costume, shoes, belts. The IWF is glad that equipment is used already in Austria, Guyana, Italy and Jordan with great enthusiasm.
Mr. Ali Moradi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Weightlifting Federation paid a visit to Budapest in order to have discussion with Dr. Tamas Ajan, President. Topics such as the development of Women Weightlifting in Iran and National level organization plans were addressed. The IWF received the latest up-to-date information regarding the 2nd International […]
Indonesia’s two Olympic silver medal-winning weightlifters from 2016 Rio Olympic Games have been awarded free houses by their national governing body. The Indonesian Weightlifting Federation promised the gesture to Eko Yuli Irawan and Sri Wahyuni Agustiani, runners-up in the respective men’s 62 kilograms and women’s 48kg categories, during a two-day meeting in South Jakarta. “This […]
One of the biggest characters in weightlifting Naim Süleymanoglu turned 50 today! His nickname “Pocket Hercules” doesn’t come from his giant stature but from his giant power and magnificent technic. He was born in Bulgaria, but he achieved his biggest accomplishments under the Turkish flag from 1986 – 2000. He was World Champion in 1985 […]
The Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee has recently issued decisions in the reanalysis cases of the following athletes: Beijing 2008 CHEN, Xiexia (CHN) 48 kg CAO, Lei (CHN) 75 kg LIU, Chun Hong (CHN) 69 kg London 2012 SIMSEK, Sibel (TUR) 63 kg VARDANYAN, Norik (ARM) 94 kg ZAIROV, Intigam (AZE) 94 kg […]
Weightlifting Ghana’s 2016 calendar ended on an extremely good note with its Head Coach Dr Kyle Pierce being voted by Ghanaian sports fans as the “Coach of the Year” and GWF sweeping most of the sports excellence awards in Ghana’s two most prestigious sports excellence awarding institutions; the Ghana Sports Fans Awards and the Sports […]
The IOC recently launched the coordination process regarding the sports program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General had discussion at the IOC Headquarter with Sports Director Kit McConnell to coordinate the inclusion of the eighth women’s bodyweight category. During the meeting, women’s weightlifting long and rich history was presented together with […]
South American Weightlifting Confederation launched its first magazine! The region is in the center of the international weightlifting community having organized important events like the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG, the 2018 IWF World Championships and the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru. José Quiñones, President of the South-American Weightlifting Confederation, […]