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Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association Level 1 Coaching Course

Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association organized in the framework of IWF Education Program a Level 1 Coaching Course supported by IWF and the Panamerican Weightlifting Federation. The event was held at the National Sports Resource Center in Georgetown, Guyana between 9th-11th December 2016. The three days of intense practical and theoretical lessons were conducted by Mr. Kyle Pierce and attracted […]

10.01.2017

New Constitution & By-Laws and Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations

The IWF has published the 2017 version of the Constitution & By-Laws, as well as the Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations (TCRR). You can find under the download section. For additional information / explanation on the TCRR modification please see the Presentation. The World Records for the new bodyweight categories have been established based on […]

10.01.2017

Serbian Weightlifting Federation Electoral Congress

The Serbian Weightlifting Federation Electoral Congress was held on 29 December 2016 in the City of Belgrade. Elected board members for the period of 2016 – 2020 are: President: Milan V. Mihajlovic General Secretary: Rita Spajzer Vice President: Branko Calic Board Members: Zoltan Kajdoci, Novica Milenkovic, Milan Spasic, Zeljko Aleksic. Congratulations to all the elected […]

10.01.2017

Mexican Weightlifting Federation Elections

The Mexican Weightlifting Federation Elections were held on 7th January 2017. 34 associations of the country attended and Dr. Rosalio Antonio Alvarado Del Angel was reelected unanimously as President of the Federation. He received full support from the Members to continue his presidency from 7th January 2017 until 7th January 2021. Congratulations to all the elected […]

09.01.2017

Vasily Ivanovich Alekseyev would have turned 75

On January 7th, the greatest weightlifter of our times would have been 75 years old. The super heavyweight category weightlifter began practicing weightlifting at the age of 18; even so he reached outstanding accomplishments as a member of the Soviet Team he has two Olympics, eight- eight World and European Championships Medals. It was the […]

06.01.2017

Trinidad and Tobago Development Program

In October 2015, the Trinidad and Tobago Weightlifting Federation working in partnership with University of Trinidad and Tobago was pleased to announce the first credited weightlifting foundation research course recognized by the International Weightlifting Federation. The event was a huge success. Going for gold has been sponsored by the IWF in October 2016. The outcome […]

05.01.2017

Rebeka Koha, Rising Sports Star of the Year

NBA basketball club New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and heptathlete Laura Ikauniece-Admidina were named the Athletes of the Year at the 12th Latvian Annual Sports Awards ceremony in December, 2016. The other contenders were skeleton racer Martins Dukurs and his brother Tomass Dukurs, boxer Mairis Briedis, bobsledder Oskars Melbardis, and sprint canoer Aleksejs Rumjancevs. […]

05.01.2017

Ken Carr-Braint passed away

In 1954, Ken Carr-Braint founded the Apollo Barbell Club in an empty garage. As of today, the club became one of the most respected weightlifting training centres in Canada, producing international and national champions. Founder of the Ontario Weightlifting Association and the Ontario and Canadian youth championships, Carr-Braint also tackled the administrative side of the […]

04.01.2017

Dancing for a cause: Kiribati’s climate activist Olympic weightlifter

Few casual observers would recall the winner of the men’s 105kg weightlifting category at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Many, though, will remember the athlete with the broad smile who danced his way into a 14th-placed finish. David Katoatau is an unlikely climate change activist. An affable weightlifter from Kiribati, a collection of […]

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