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06.12.2014

Host Thailand dominates first days of University Worlds

In the women’s events Thailand’s prominent and world-medalled athletes stole the show from the 48kg up to the 58kg categories, while the men’s first and second days produced Thai, Chinese and French winners, alternatingly. On home turf, Panida KHAMSRI, Kittima SUTHANAN and Sukanya SRISURAT were irresistible, as was Witoon MINGMOON (56kg). China’s YU Tao proved to […]

05.12.2014

4th World University Championships opened in Chiang Mai

In a spectacular Opening Ceremony the Governor of Chiang Mai Province opened the 4th FISU World University Weightlifting Championships today. The event hosted by the North-Chiang Mai University in the city with great traditions of weightlifting welcomes competitors from 28 countries. The kickoff of the Championships coincided with HM King Bumibhol Adulyadej’s birthday which the […]

05.12.2014

IWF represented at ASOIF and IOC meetings

Two important Workshops took place in Lausanne with the involvement of the IWF; – a Good Governance Follow-up Workshop for the IFs held under the auspices of ASOIF and CIES; – and an IOC Workshop on Integrity in Sports. Both provided interesting and practical conclusions for the participating 27 Olympic International Federations, among those the […]

04.12.2014

Weightlifting coach banned for attempted trafficking of steroids

Drug Free Sport New Zealand welcomes the six-year ban from all sport handed down to a weightlifting coach who admitted offering steroids to an up-and-coming young athlete. The New Zealand Sports Tribunal today released its decision in the case of weightlifting coach, Daniel Milne, for attempted trafficking and possessing a prohibited substance. Drug Free Sport […]

25.11.2014

Zhangkong – Equipment Sole Supplier for Rio 2016

The International Weightlifting Federation is delighted to announce that the Equipment Sole Supplier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be Zhangkong, from China. The decision was announced to the IWF Executive Board and Congress in Almaty, Kazakhstan, prior to the 2014 IWF World Championships. Hebei Zhangkong Barbell manufacturing Co Ltd, to […]

24.11.2014

New IWF Anti-Doping Policy

During its meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan the IWF Executive Board has adopted the NEW ANTI-DOPING RULES which are based on the revised 2015 World Anti-Doping Code to be effective as of the 1st January 2015. The regulation is fully compliant with the New Code and will increase the fight against doping on an an even […]

18.11.2014

WADA Foundation Board Meeting in Paris

The WADA Foundation Board approved its Compliance Activities Plan and its increased budget during the Board meeting which was held on the 16th November 2014 in Paris, France. The Foundation Board decided that a neutral Compliance Review Committee would be established in order to provide guidance on compliance matters to the Foundation Board. Also all […]

17.11.2014

Superheavyweights and records

Tatiana Kashirina, from Russia, set five world records on her way to victory in the women’s super-heavyweight category on another remarkable day at the IWF World Championships in Almaty. She won by 28kg, was more than 50kg clear of the bronze medallist, and beat three of her 11 rivals by 100kg or more. In a […]

16.11.2014

DPR Korea on verge of becoming most successful nation in 2014

DPR Korea have won 12 gold medals at the 2014 world Championships, three more than China, who follow with nine. If DPR Korea is still on top after Sunday’s events, it is the first time they will have the most gold medals in a single weightlifting World Championships. The last year China failed to first […]

16.11.2014

Ilyin Ilya rocked the 105kg bodyweight

Whatever other sport was going on around the world yesterday (Sat) it surely cannot have matched the IWF World Championships for drama, excitement and breathtaking quality. The world’s most popular weightlifter rounded off a remarkable evening by setting a third world record in three successive lifts – all by different men. Ilya Ilyin, double Olympic […]

14.11.2014

Evstyukhina (RUS) hoping to end Russia’s golden drought

Five-time world champion Nadezda Evstyukhina (RUS) is hoping to end Russia golden drought with only two day of competition at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty. That elusive medal would raise Russia’s total in the competition to 100 and would make it the fourth country to reach the milestone after China, Soviet Union and […]

14.11.2014

Kazakhstan’s double in the men’s 94

PRK overtook China at the top of the medals table at the IWF World Championships in Almaty yesterday afternoon and, after a sensational finish in the men’s 94kg two and a half hours later, they have a good chance of staying there. In the first medal event of the day 20-year-old Un Hui Ryo won […]

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