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12.02.2016

Young Peruvian weightlifters receive National Sports Awards

Peruvian weightlifters, Óscar Terrones and Fiorella Cueva, both medallists of the Youth World Championships organized in Lima, Peru in April 2015, received the Antorcha Olímpica which is the National Sports Trophy in recognition of their achievement being the best athletes U17 in their country, in a ceremony held by the Peruvian Olympic Committee and the Peruvian […]

11.02.2016

WADA Partnership

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has entered into a Partnership to Quality program with The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).  Mr. Tim Ricketts, Director, Standards and Harmonization, Mr. Stuart Kemp, Deputy Director, Standards and Harmonization and Ms. Natalie Mills International Federation Relations Manager visited the IWF’s Budapest office for a 2 day meeting on 3rd and […]

10.02.2016

Member Federation update

The IWF confirms that it continues to recognise the Cyprus Weightlifting Federation represented by President Dr. Andreas Roumbas and General Secretary Denise Offermann Loizou as its affiliated Member Federation and the sole governing body for weightlifting in Cyprus.

09.02.2016

IF Workshop in preparation of Rio 2016

An Interactive workshop was held on 2nd of February 2016 at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne. Representatives from the IOC, ASOIF and Rio 2016 had presentations followed by a question and answer session with delegates from all the 28 Summer Olympic IFs. The main topic of the meeting was the preparation and update information of […]

01.02.2016

Updated Regulation for the IWF Grand Prix 1st International Fajr Cup

The 1st International Fajr Cup held in Tehran, IRI will serve as Olympic Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Please check out the modified Regulation published on the IWF website for more information. This IWF Grand Prix hosted for the first time by the Iranian Weightlifting Federation will be held at the “Weightlifting […]

29.01.2016
29.01.2016
15.01.2016

Sam Coffa 80

Facts are facts; still some of them are difficult to accept. Such is for instance the fact that Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President and Chairman of the Technical Committee from Australia, is turning 80 years old. True that he claims seniority in the organisations he holds office in, but it rather refers to rank and […]

15.01.2016

Double Olympic Champion Leonid Zhabotinsky dies at 78

Ruslan Zhabotinsky, the son devoted to preserving and fostering his great Father’s heritage announced the death of two-times Olympic Champion weightlifter (+90kg, 1964 Tokyo and 1968 Mexico City) Leonid Zhabotinsky. The Ukrainian giant, 4-times World Champion and holder of 19 world records, was rightly called in his time “The Strongest Man of the World” when […]

14.01.2016

Albanian National Olympic Committee announced 2015 best athletes

The Albanian National Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced its best sportspeople of 2015 at a ceremony in Tirana. Briken Calja, 8th in Men 69kg Category at 2015 World Championships in Houston was recognized as best athlete in Weightlifting along with multiple national record holder Luiza Gega (Athletics), Arjon Kaloshi (Boxing), Redi Halilaj (Cycling), the best […]

14.01.2016

Estonian Mart Seim wins Best Male Athlete of the Year Title

Just one Month after winning the bronze medal in World Weightlifting Championship super heavyweight category, Mart Seim added another accolade to his name. He won the award for the 2015 „Best male Athlete“ in Estonia. The 25-year-old weightlifting champion also won the „Best sports moment of the Year“ award with his last Clean and Jerk […]

07.01.2016

Baasankhuu GANSUKH passed away

It is with great sadness that we inform the weightlifting community that Mr.Baasankhuu GANSUKH, 61, long time Secretary General of the Mongolian Weightlifting Federation and former General Secretary of the Mongolia NOC (1995 – 1999) passed away. Mr. GANSUKH who served as Technical Official for 2015 World Championships in Houston undergone several surgeries and passed […]

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6 GEO 1   1
6 TPE 1   1
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10 ARM   2  
10 BLR   2  
10 INA   2  
13 PHI   1  
13 TUR   1  
15 EGY     2
16 ESP     1
16 JPN     1
16 KOR     1
16 LTU     1
16 ROU     1
16 USA     1

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