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07.08.2017

Commonwealth Ranking Lists published

According to the Athlete Allocation System for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Ranking Lists as of 17 July 2017 have been published. The lists include all eligible results achieved since 24 October 2016 at IWF Events and at National Championships of Great Britain, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories (English, Welsh, Scottish, British Championships) considering 1 athlete per country […]

07.08.2017
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06.08.2017
04.08.2017

Men 56 kg bodyweight category is celebrating its seventy years!

In 1947 – exactly 70 years ago – the men’s 56 kg bodyweight category was introduced in weightlifting. Until then there had been 5 different categories from 60 kg up to 82,5 kg where men could compete. At the birth of weightlifting around the turn of the 19th century athletes competed without any bodyweight categories.  In […]

03.08.2017

Asian Junior and Youth Championships in Kathmandu, NEP

The Asian Junior and Youth Championships in Kathmandu, Nepal took place on 21-29 July, 2017. A total of 241 competitors from 38 Asian countries participated in the combined 19th Youth, 24th Junior Women’s and 31st Junior Men’s Championships. “The participation of 38 countries is also a record and I am happy that the Nepal Weightlifting Association (NWA) […]

03.08.2017

Medal handed by IWF President at the 17th FINA World Championships

Budapest hosted the 17th FINA World Championships from 14 to 30 July 2017: the biggest sporting event ever held in Hungary.  The newly re-elected FINA President, Dr. Julio C. Maglione declared it “the best World Championships ever in FINA history”. Organizing Committee President, Mr. Miklos Sesztak emphasized that Hungary did what many had thought impossible: to organise the […]

31.07.2017

2017 Commonwealth & Oceania Championships

With five weeks to go to one of the biggest weightlifting events ever held in the region. The city of Gold Coast on September 3rd to 9th, will host the 2017 Commonwealth and Oceania Championships for Senior, Junior and Youth. This event is also a test event for next year’s Commonwealth Games. The championships has […]

29.07.2017

Happy Birthday to Aleksandr Kurlovich

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich celebrated his 56th Birthday on the 28th of July. He has outstanding results in weightlifting and reached success in Sports Diplomacy as well. Two times Olympic Champion (1988 and 1992) four times World Champion (1987,1989,1991,1994), two times European Champion (1989,1990) and World Record holder twelve times, he is one of those few […]

27.07.2017

88 Madagascar athletes to train for five months in China

88 Malagasy athletes will be sent to China for five months of training this year, Malagasy Sports Minister said in March. Eighty-eight Malagasy athletes will be sent to China for five months of training this year, Malagasy sports minister said in March. “Eighty-eight Malagasy athletes in five disciplines will be selected by Chinese experts and […]

27.07.2017

82 year old weightlifter strikes gold again

Retired soldier Ng Chow Seng has won his sixth gold medal in weightlifting at the age of 82. The grandfather of six from Bukit Mertajam proved his strength at the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in the 80-84 age category in April. He lifted 42kg in the Snatch and 52kg in the […]

26.07.2017

The two Pettersson

Only relatives in name, but they have many things in common; first of all both were called Erik Albert Petteersson. Out of the 4 Swedish Olympic Bronze medals, they won one – one at the same time and at the same place in the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games. To differentiate them somehow, the Swedish themselves decided […]

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