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29.11.2016

Lasha Talakhadze receives a Star

2016 Rio Olympics superheavyweight champion Lasha Talakhadze received the highest distinction of Georgia from his country’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili: the President’s Order of Excellence. In a ceremony held in Tbilisi, the Olympic champion who won the +105kg at the 2016 Rio Games with a new world record total of 473kg received a special “Star” to complete the […]

28.11.2016

Nassiri donates 1972 Munich Silver medal to Olympic Museum

Iran’s hero weightlifter Mohammad Nassiri who won many medals including the Olympic gold medal (Mexico 1968), Silver (Munich 1972) and Bronze (Montreal 1976) and 5 World championships gold medals, has donated his Munich Silver medal to the IOC Olympic Museum. The IOC organized a medal donation ceremony on 24th November in Lausanne. Actually there is […]

28.11.2016

Update on Reanalysis

The Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee has recently issued decisions in the reanalysis cases of the following athletes: Beijing 2008: PASHAYEV, Nizami – AZE – 94 kg KULESHA, Iryna – BLR – 75 kg GRABOVETSKAYA, Mariya – KAZ – +75 kg ILYIN, Ilya – KAZ – 94 kg MANEZA, Maiya – KAZ – […]

25.11.2016

Preparations on track for GC2018 with 500 days to go

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) has reached a major milestone recently at the Gold Coast, marking 500 days to go until Queensland, Australia Shares the Dream with the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. It is a point in time that sees the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and its […]

24.11.2016

Elections in Member Federations

As a tradition, after the Olympic Games elections take place in many Member Federations. The IWF has been recently informed about the following elected officials: Albania: Elez Gjoza re-elected as President Austria: Gerhard Peya re-elected as President Italy: Antonio Urso (President of European Weightlifting Federation) re-elected as President Lebanon: Souheil Mohamad Kaissi elected as President […]

23.11.2016

Philippe Saint-Cyr 85!

Philippe Saint-Cyr of Canada, Honorary Life Vice President of the IWF and Member of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame celebrates his 85th birthday today. Happy birthday, Philippe!  

23.11.2016

Tokyo Governor receives IWF President

Upon his return from a long Asian tour including the Asian Junior and Youth Championships and AWF Congress in Tokyo and the ANOC General Assembly in Doha, Qatar, IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján reported on numerous meetings and useful discussions with the decision makers and leaders of the continent. Among others, the IWF President met […]

18.11.2016

Korean duel winds up University Worlds in Mexico

The +105kg contest culminated in a rivalry for the champion title between the two Koreans in the category. Eventually, Lee Jaesang managed to work off his 15kg disadvantage from the snatch and beat his compatriot Hwang Wooman with an impressive 221kg jerk totalling 386kg on the latter’s 385kg and won. The remaining medals were picked […]

18.11.2016

Mongolia hits gold and Merida marks another historic “last”

In the women’s 75kg Mongolia’s only entry Ankhtsetseg Munkhjantsan confidently collected the 3 gold medals despite an elbow injury on her last jerk. Mexican Aremi Fuentes kept the silvers at home, while Canadian Kristel Ngarlem added 3 bronzes to her team’s rich medal collection. The podium of the women’s +75kg in Merida will go down […]

18.11.2016

Tada to win using the bodyweight advantage

In what is probably the last major competition under the “old” rule giving advantage to lighter bodyweight, Yoshihiro Tada JPN beat local favourite Oscar D. Verdugo Ramirez, gold medalist in snatch, with the same total of 349kg in the 105kg at the University Worlds. Evan Graybill, USA picked up the bronzes.

17.11.2016

It’s Korea again in 94kg

Thanks to Park Hanwong Korea continued to overpower the field in 94kg. With just two valid lifts he collected all the three gold medals, leaving TPE lifters Chen Sheng-Ying and Tien Wei-Te in the runner-up and third positions, respectively.

17.11.2016

USA recaptures lead in women; Korea sweeps the 85kg for men

In the women’s 69kg USA lifter Martha Ann Rogers took the gold with an unexpectedly large 20kg margin from 2014 defending University world champion Canadin Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau (335 to 315kg), while Yun-Szu Yang of TPE won bronze. In the 85kg for men, Korean Jang Yeonhak proved to be unchallengeable and cemented his world champion position […]

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