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30.11.2017

8 winners for 9 medals in the Men’s 62kg

Pan-American Champion in 2016, MOSQUERA VALENCIA Francisco Antonio (COL) claimed three silver medals in Houston two years ago. After a 7th place in the Snatch with 130kg, he gave Colombia its second world title in a men’s event after FIGUEROA Oscar (COL). With an impressive Clean and Jerk at 170kg, he ended with a Total […]

30.11.2017

Commonwealth Champion winning first Women Gold

Winning with only 1kg, MIRABAI Chanu Saikhom (IND), 2017 Commonwealth Champion lifted her best registered Total at an international competition. With 85kg-109kg-194kg, she won a Silver and two Gold Medals. Two times Junior World Champion SUKCHAROEN Thunya (THA) came up second and with impressive lifts and a huge determination, the Pan-American Champion SEGURA SEGURA Ana […]

30.11.2017

First World Champion crowned: THACH Kim Tuan

Competition kicked off yesterday at the 2017 IWF World Championships Anaheim, USA however the first World Champion was crowned today in the Men’s 56kg bodyweight category. THACH Kim Tuan (VIE), Silver and Bronze medallist at previous competitions managed to stand on the highest place of the podium with a Total of 279kg. Youth Olympic Champion […]

29.11.2017

WADA and the International Weightlifting Federation promote #iLiftClean at 2017 Weightlifting World Championships

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) are working together to promote clean sport by delivering the latest instalment of WADA’s Legacy Outreach program (Legacy Outreach) at the 2017 Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim, United States, from 28 November to 6 December 2017. Joining the program is two time Paralympian in […]

28.11.2017

Who to Watch in Anaheim

The 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships are ready to begin! Anaheim is ready to welcome the world – and for nearly 400 athletes, the dream of a golden winter in California is closer than ever, with emerging names and nations set to challenge the established order at the IWF World Championships. Athletes from 72 countries […]

27.11.2017

What Are the 2 Olympic Lifts?

The IWF World Championships start on Tuesday 28th November, showcasing the best technique in Olympic Weightlifting. If you’re new to the world of weightlifting, let us introduce you to the two lifts: the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. For even the most casual of weightlifting observers, the technical differences between the snatch and the […]

27.11.2017

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to host the 2018 IWF World Championships

The IWF EB received the Anti-Doping Commission’s status report already reflecting some of the initiatives made by the Clean Sport Commission. Following the inclusive presentation of Alain Siegrist, IWF Financial Advisor, the EB approved the Budget for 2018 and received a status report on 2017. The Executive Board listened to three projects presented by Regional […]

26.11.2017
24.11.2017

XI. Mediterranean Cup, Ljubljana SLO

The 11th edition of Mediterranean Cup was held last weekend in the capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana. More then 30 years passed since the last international competition was hosted by the Slovenian Federation and it proved to be a big test especially for the President, Damjan Canzek, and General Secretary, Slavko Laljek. The Opening ceremony showed […]

23.11.2017

IWF Development Program, Coach Seminar

An international seminar for trainers was held in Košice under the framework of the IWF development program called “Myths and facts about doping”. The seminar was held in the premises of the Gloria Palace Hotel on 18 November, 2017. Seminar topics were lectured by representatives from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Bratislava, […]

22.11.2017

Weightlifting Technical Course for Coaches in Lao

Due to the generous support of the Olympic Solidarity and IWF the Lao Weightlifting Federation was able to organize Technical Course for Coaches in Weightlifting for 20 participants including coaches, PE teachers and athletes. The seminar took place at the Lao National Sports Training Center in capital Vientiane, Lao PDR between 13-17 November 2017. The expert […]

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