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25.10.2013

6 Chinese Gold and 2 World Records

Women’s 69kg Above all other competitors, XIANG Yanmei (CHN) secured her medals in both lifts. With 123kg in the Snatch, 148kg in the Clean & Jerk and a Total of 271kg, the 2013 IWF World Championships saw the crowning of the 3rd Chinese Women World Champion. With two missed Clean & Jerk attempts, RYO Un […]

24.10.2013

World Records start to fall

Women’s 63kg The Russian lifter TURIEVA Tima, Junior World Champion in 2011 and Junior European Champion in 2012 had an exemplary competition. With 6 good lifts and a victory by bodyweight in the Clean & Jerk (140kg), she ended up on the first place of the Podium and won 3 Gold. Second place of the […]

23.10.2013

Day of Surprises at the 2013 IWF WC

Women’s 58kg Coming out at 133kg for her first attempt in the Clean & Jerk, and only good attempt, the Asian Champion (2013) and Summer Universiade Gold Medallist, KUO Hsing-Chun (TPE) won the Gold Medal in the Total with 241kg. Gold Medallist in the Snatch, DENG Wei (CHN) came out on the same weight three […]

23.10.2013

30 Years of Women’s Weightlifting

1983-2013 This Year Women’s Weightlifting marks its 30 years Anniversary. Considered as a big novelty at that time, Women showed great determination to participate in this sport, traditionally considered as masculine. Women wanted to compete and most of all they wanted equality. In 1983, the IWF Executive Board unanimously accepted to control Women’s Weightlifting and […]

22.10.2013

Olympic Medallists on stage

Women’s 53kg The 20 year old LI Yayun (CHN) Snatched 105kg at the Chinese National competition that finished just one month ago. She tried to break the Junior and Senior World Record in the Snatch here with 104kg, but couldn’t succeed. IOVU Cristina (AZE) wanted to challenge LI, and followed her closely. They lifted exactly […]

21.10.2013

First Education Seminar in Wroclaw

The IWF held an Education Seminar today at the Orbis Hotel. More than 60 participants from approximately 25 countries attended the high level Seminar with the professional lecturers. Dr. Michael Irani, IWF MC Chairman and Executive Board Member, Mr. Kyle Pierce, CRC Member and University professor, Mr. Attila Adamfi, IWF Competition Director, Dr. Monika Ungar, […]

20.10.2013

One Snatch was enough

First competition day at the 2013 IWF World Championships in Wroclaw started with the crowning of TAN Yayun (CHN) in the Women’s 48kg bodyweight category. After 2 missed attempts on 84kg in the Snatch, the Chinese lifter finally managed to control the barbell at the third. Very confident, with her first attempt in the Clean […]

20.10.2013

Executive Board meeting and decisions

To comply with the IWF Constitution, the Member Federations which govern sports other than weightlifting – powerlifting, bodybuilding or any other – shall separate their entities and form Member Federations exclusively governing the Olympic sport of weightlifting. The EB approved the Qualification System for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games based on the IOC […]

20.10.2013

2013 IWF World Championships Live Results

The 2013 IWF World Championships kicked off in Wroclaw, Poland at the Centennial Hall! A total of 317 athletes from 59 countries will compete to grab the available Gold Medals. Follow Live Results on our website, and check out the updates!

16.10.2013

IWF Committees first meeting

The IWF Committees held their first meeting after the Electoral Congress in Moscow. Their first meetings in Wroclaw started with a joint meeting for matters of common interest. Medical Committee At its Meeting the Medical Committee emphasized on the importance of the cooperation with the Continental Medical Committees. They underlined the importance of liaison with […]

15.10.2013

Weightlifting figurine unveiled in Wroclaw

At a press conference held at the Centennial Hall – venue to host the 2013 IWF World Championships – Szymon Kolecki, President of the Polish Weightlifting Federation presented the official weightlifting dwarf to the Capital of Lower Silesia. As the symbol of the city, now Wroclaw will have its own weightlifting dwarf. Dr. Tamas Ajan, […]

15.10.2013

British Head Coach launches exciting new project

Tamas Feher, Head Coach of British Weightlifting, former President of the Hungarian Weightlifting Federation, has recently launched his new venture: “FEHER SPORT PERFORMANCE”. The internationally respected lecturer and author whose previous publications have been distributed across 66 countries, has released a number of brand new professional publications. In response to increasing interest in Olympic lifting […]

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