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13.11.2013

New Glasgow 2014 Weightlifting Competition Manager

Greg Warnecke, Head of Sport of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee reports Ms. Moira Lassen has been appointed as the new Weightlifting Competition Manager, effective from 06 January 2014. This follows the recent resignation of Matthew Curtain who has recently been appointed as the first-ever Director of Sport with the Commonwealth Games Federation. […]

11.11.2013

Fatima Rummun passed away

It is with great sorrow that the IWF was informed about the death of Mrs. Fatima Rummun (MRI). Mrs. Rummun was one of the very few female National Federation leaders and technical official in the 90′s. She worked hard to upgrade the sport of weightlifting in Mauritius and took an active part in the development […]

09.11.2013

Rio 2016 launches Games sport pictograms – 1000 days to go

For the first time all Olympic and Paralympic sports will be individually represented Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 7 November 2013: The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today launches its sport pictograms, continuing the tradition of each edition of the Games defining the sports on its programme through graphic icons. “For […]

07.11.2013

2013 IF Forum

The 2013 IF Forum took place from 4-6 November in Lausanne, Switzerland. The forum was opened by Thomas Bach, IOC President, Marius Vizer, SportAccord President and H.H. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, ANOC President. The programme focused on key areas within Event Management and Social Media. The IWF was represented by Attila Adamfi, Competition Director and […]

07.11.2013

LOPEZ BOBADILLA Christian Alberto passed away

The Guatemala Weightlifting Federation informs with deep sorrow of the tragic death of LOPEZ BOBADILLA Christian Alberto (GUA). The Bronze Medallist of the 2013 Pan-American Championships was suffering from respiratory problems. It is a tragic loss for the Weightlifting Family and the IWF wants to present its deepest condolences to the Guatemala Weightlifting Federation and […]

05.11.2013

African Championships Casablanca

The African Weightlifting Championships came to end in Casablanca, Morocco. Held from 30 October until 3 November, 69 Men and 32 Women from 11 countries participated in the competition. Organized right after the 2013 IWF World Championships; Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Seychelles, South Africa and Tunisia took part in the African Youth, […]

02.11.2013

Happy Birthday to Nicu Vlad

Nicu Vlad, IWF 1st Vice President, Gold Medallist at the 1984 Olympic Games, several times World and European Champion celebrated its 50th Birthday on 1st November. The IWF wish to congratulate on this occasion. Happy Birthday!

01.11.2013

CGF Appoints Director of Sport

London 31 October 2013 – The Commonwealth Games Federation has appointed Matthew Curtain as its first-ever Director of Sport. Currently the Weightlifting Competition Manager at Glasgow 2014, Matthew has also held senior sports positions with a number of Organising Committees associated with previous Olympic and Commonwealth Games, including the highly successful 2012 summer Olympic Games […]

29.10.2013

2013 IWF World Championships concluded in Wroclaw, Poland

The competition where 292 lifters competed for the Gold was a huge success. The Organizing Committee engaged the crowd during the competitions and with outstanding performances, the athletes put on the show at the competition venue. With sports presentation playing a key role, spectators enjoyed their time at the Centennial Hall. Two Olympic Champions from […]

27.10.2013

Superheavyweight athletes to shine on last competition day

Men’s 105kg NURUDINOV Ruslan (UZB) Asian Champion in 2012, 2013 and 4th place at the London 2012 Olympic Games won easily with 425kg, 20kg more than the Silver Medallist BEDZHANYAN David (RUS). NURUDINOV won the first Gold Medal for Uzbekistan since it became independent. European Champion in 2012 and 2013, BEDZHANYAN gave himself a chance […]

27.10.2013

World’s strongest Women lifted 190kg

Men’s 94kg MAKARANKA, IVANOV and SEDOV – order of the podium in the Snatch. All three athletes ended on 180kg, and bodyweight gave the final order. In the Clean & Jerk, MAKARANKA ended only 7th and couldn’t follow the lead. It seemed that the Kazakh lifter UTESHOV Almas will be awarded the Gold, by the […]

26.10.2013

Bodyweight decision day

Men’s 85kg Silver Medallist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, RYBAKOU Andrei (BLR) won the Gold Medal in the Snatch with 179kg. The Bulgarian lifter MARKOV Ivan ended up second with 175kg while AUKHADOV Apti (RUS) – lifting the same weight won the Bronze. Junior World Champion, European Champion, Olympic Silver Medallist, Apti had no […]

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