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18.11.2017

Weightlifting mourns a legend: Naim Süleymanoğlu

Multiple World and Three Times Olympic Champion Naim Süleymanoğlu has died at the age of 50 after having been placed into intensive care at the Ataşehir Memorial in Istanbul, Turkish media said Saturday. The legendary weightlifter underwent a successful liver transplant early October. Süleymanoğlu was previously placed into intensive care on September 25 due to […]

17.11.2017

ORIS meeting for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

A 3 days meeting of the Weightlifting Working Group of Olympic Results and Information Services (ORIS) was held in its traditional location: Montreaux, SUI. The meeting was led by Nicolas Hurel, IOC Head of ORIS, and the IWF was represented by Attila Adamfi, Director General and Technical Delegate and Matyas Lencser, Competition Manager. Reiko Chinen, […]

17.11.2017

Coaching Education Seminar in Bolivia

Bolivian Weightlifting Federation in the framework of IWF Development Program organized a Coaching Seminar between 2 and 4 November in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The expert was María Isabel Urrutia (COL), Olympic Champion in Sydney and several times World Champion, currently the coach of the Colombian Junior National team. Totally 56 people including […]

16.11.2017
15.11.2017
15.11.2017

WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING No. 142 is online!

No.142 of WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING includes 2017 Anaheim WWC Preview, 2017 Junior World Championships Tokyo, Taipei 2017 Universiade, Continental Championships and a successful debut of weightlifting at AIMAG, Ashgabat. For more read our interview with Mohammed Jalood, IWF General Secretary and Karyn Marshall, first woman world champion of the USA. Check out the English version here!

14.11.2017
13.11.2017

Obituary for Pedro Serrano Negrón

The Puerto Rico Weightlifting Federation informs with great sorrow the passing of one of its most outstanding athletes, coach and Technical Official, Mr. Pedro Serrano Negrón. He departed this physical world on November 9th, but he left a fruitful history for generations to come.  From 1954 to 1978 he participated in more than 35 international […]

11.11.2017
08.11.2017

Latest edition of the South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine

The third issue of the South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out and available online. It contains information about the latest competitions such as the Pan-American Championships held in Miami, USA or the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei. Besides the different educational seminars held in the South American countries there is an article about Mr. Jose Quiñones, Vice President of the IWF, […]

07.11.2017

Final Entries for Anaheim are up

The Final Entry List for the 2017 IWF World Championships Anaheim, USA has been published on our website. Check out the list HERE. The IWF reserves the right to apply changes to the list in line with its rules and regulations. The Anaheim Convention Center will stage the competition from 28 Nov until 5 Dec 2017. If you […]

07.11.2017

Successful debut of the ECOC system at V4 Cup

The  IWF has tested out first time in history the Electronic Change of Call (ECOC) – Tabs replacing Athletes’ Card – that will be implemented in future events; all the teams were happily accepting and using the new system. The main focus is that the coaches are using their tablets and they can electronically change […]

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