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!
Commission meets in the Olympic Capital to discuss innovations to Olympic qualification system, event field size and weight categories 14 November 2017; Lausanne: The IWF Sport Programme Commission (SPC) concluded its three-day meeting in Lausanne by agreeing a number of recommendations designed to protect the integrity of the sport and ensure the very best, clean […]
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 […]
More than 40 medical specialists from International Federations (IFs) and world leading experts addressed important topics regarding elite athlete and global health during an ASOIF workshop, held from 7 to 8 November 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Organised by ASOIF’s Medical & Science Consultative Group (AMSCG) and opened by ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, the event […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Weightlifting Federation of Iceland recently organized a national level Technical Official (TO) seminar in the framework of the IWF Development Program. The organizers invited Taisto Kuoppala from Finland to Iceland to teach during the 2-days seminar. Mr. Kuoppala has been active referee for over 40 years and worked in many Olympic Games and World […]
Nicu Vlad has celebrated his 54th birthday yesterday on November 1st, 2017. He is IWF Vice-President and Chairman of the Technical Committee. Before his career in sport diplomacy, he was one of the biggest weightlifters in history. He won each medal in all the three medal categories, just like standing on the highest place of […]
Due to the generous support of the IWF Development Program the Australian Weightlifting Federation was able to organize an Advanced Coaching Symposium for 20 participants at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra on the 21st-23rd October 2017. The principle Presenter was Zygmunt Smalcerz (POL) former Olympic & World champion and later Coach of the Polish […]
After the end of the Qualification Period (31 October, 2017) the Commonwealth Ranking Lists have been updated for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Please note, according to the Athlete Allocation System further procedures will be coordinated with the CGAs (e.g. duplication of athletes in more than one bodyweight category).
The Indian Weightlifting Federation held its Annual General Meeting on 30th October 2017 in New Delhi, India. The Elections of the Indian Weightlifting Federation has been conducted under strict guidelines issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India with the supervision of Observers from Ministry of Sports and Indian Olympic Association. The […]