LOPEZ LOPEZ Yeison (COL) set 2 Youth World Records in the Clean and Jerk in the Men’s 77kg bodyweight category with 186kg and in the Total with 334kg at the Pan-American Junior Championships in San Salvador, ESA. 3 athletes also set Pan American Youth Records. Check out the results here.
Under the framework of the IWF Development Program an IWF Anti-Doping Seminar was held in cooperation with the Asian Weightlifting Federation on the occasion of the Asian Continental Qualification Event in Tashkent. The Seminar was a great success, with more than 90 participants from 30 Asian Member Federations. The Anti-Doping Education is one of the […]
Three times Οlympic Gold Medallist Pyrros Dimas accompanied by his children lit the cauldron with the Olympic Flame in front of Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. After traveling Greece for six days, the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch arrived on Tuesday at the Acropolis in Athens. The […]
Tamio “Tommy” Kono, a two-time Olympic weightlifting champion who also coached the U.S. team at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, passed away on Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease. He was 85. Born in Sacramento, California, on June 27, 1930, Kono and his family, which were of Japanese descent, were relocated to […]
The deadline for the Preliminary Entry Forms to the 2016 IWF Junior World Championships Tbilisi, GEO was 23rd April 2016. We invite all National Federations to send their Preliminary Entry Forms to the Georgian Weightlifting Federation (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the IWF Secretariat (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
The IWF reports that samples of Ms. Hripsime Khurshudyan (ARM), Ms. Lyaysan Makhiyanova (RUS), Mr. Krzysztof Szramiak (POL) have returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for (S4.5.3 Hormone and metabolic modulators) meldonium. The IWF decided not to suspend the aforementioned Athletes provisionally. In any case where it is determined that the athletes did not commit an […]
Inspired by Traditional Japanese Motif Tokyo, 25 April 2016 – Tokyo 2020 today unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, “Harmonized Chequered Emblems.” The design was highly acclaimed by the public and the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee for exemplifying Japan and the city of Tokyo, and for its representation of […]
The European Weightlifting Federation held its Electoral Congress before the European Championships in Forde, Norway. Please find the newly elected officials below. Congratulations to all! President Antonio URSO ITA General Secretary Hasan AKKUS TUR Treasurer Astrit HASANI KOS 1st Vice President Sergey SYRTSOV RUS Vice Presidents Jaan TALTS EST Tryggve DUUN NOR Emilio ESTARLIK ESP […]
WADA issued Notice to Stakeholders regarding MELDONIUM The Notice provides clarification regarding its inclusion on the Prohibited List; existing excretion studies and those underway; and, the results management and adjudication process It reinforces the principle of strict liability for athletes under the World Anti-Doping Code; and, the assessment of fault under the Code that is the duty […]
The South American Championships provided the base of the Aquece Rio Test Event, with the participation of Germany, Thailand and the USA as well. Tested elements on Olympic level focused on the Field of Play and its operation, including ITOs, NTOs, Workforce, Sports Specific Volunteers; Technical and Information System (Results) and Sports Presentation. The competition […]
On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Qualification European Championships in Forde, Norway, a highly successful Anti-Doping Seminar was held in cooperation between the IWF and the European Federation. The lecturer, Dr. Éva Nyírfa, IWF Junior Legal Counsel spoke in front of a record audience of officials, coaches and other weightlifting experts of over 50 people […]