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29.07.2017

Happy Birthday to Aleksandr Kurlovich

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich celebrated his 56th Birthday on the 28th of July. He has outstanding results in weightlifting and reached success in Sports Diplomacy as well. Two times Olympic Champion (1988 and 1992) four times World Champion (1987,1989,1991,1994), two times European Champion (1989,1990) and World Record holder twelve times, he is one of those few […]

27.07.2017

88 Madagascar athletes to train for five months in China

88 Malagasy athletes will be sent to China for five months of training this year, Malagasy Sports Minister said in March. Eighty-eight Malagasy athletes will be sent to China for five months of training this year, Malagasy sports minister said in March. “Eighty-eight Malagasy athletes in five disciplines will be selected by Chinese experts and […]

27.07.2017

82 year old weightlifter strikes gold again

Retired soldier Ng Chow Seng has won his sixth gold medal in weightlifting at the age of 82. The grandfather of six from Bukit Mertajam proved his strength at the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in the 80-84 age category in April. He lifted 42kg in the Snatch and 52kg in the […]

26.07.2017

The two Pettersson

Only relatives in name, but they have many things in common; first of all both were called Erik Albert Petteersson. Out of the 4 Swedish Olympic Bronze medals, they won one – one at the same time and at the same place in the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games. To differentiate them somehow, the Swedish themselves decided […]

26.07.2017

Successful seminars at the African Championships

During the 2017 African Senior Championships in Vacoas, Mauritius the Weightlifting Federation of Africa with the cooperation of IWF held 3 educational seminars. The Anti-Doping seminar presented by Dr. Zakia Bartagi, IWF Anti-Doping Commission member focused on the new rules, new sanctions, WADA prohibited list, Therapeutic Use Exemptions and a lot more. Dr. Dogan Atlihan, […]

25.07.2017
25.07.2017

Rio Olympic medalist starts building gymnasium in Zambo

HIDILYN DIAZ, the Philippines latest silver medalist in the Olympics, is giving back to the community. She has allocated PHP 5 million for the construction of a weightlifting gymnasium in Zambo. The groundbreaking of the project was held in Barangay Mampang, where Hidilyn hails. Allen Jayfrus Diaz, a weightlifting coach and a cousin of the […]

24.07.2017

Nigerian Weightlifting Federation Elections

The Nigerian Weightlifting Federation held its Elections on 13th June 2017 while the official inauguration by the Nigerian Minister of Sports took place on 21st July 2017. The following officials were elected: PRESIDENT HON. YAHAYA MOHAMMED SECRETARY GENERAL ALMU UMAR LAMBU VICE PRESIDENT NWANKWO EMEKA DANIEL BOARD MEMBERS  SIR. CHIMDI EJIOGU OKORO LOUIS AZUBIUKE OKOWA TONOBOK […]

20.07.2017

Pan-American Championships Live Webcast

The Pan-American Championships will take place in Miami, USA on 20-27th July. It will be live and free to air at the following link. The live stream page for coverage from Miami, Florida will be available from July 23rd. USA Weightlifting broadcasts free all events held in the USA via the same link, feel free to share […]

19.07.2017

One month to go to the 2017 Summer Universiade Taipei

Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) will soon launch commemorative round-shaped tokens imprinted with the 2017 Summer Universiade mascot, Bravo the Formosan Black Bear, as the event draws near. The tokens will be sold as 5-piece sets for NT$750 (US$24.75) beginning on July 29 at 10 a.m., with a limit of 2 sets per person, the […]

18.07.2017

Plaiter Reyes (DOM) passed away

It is our deep regret to inform the Weightlifting Family that Dominican Weightlifting has lost a great former athlete and National Team Coach, Mr. Plaiter Reyes. He passed away due to a heart attack. He was runner-up in Pan American and Central American and Caribbean Games in the +105kg bodyweight category. The IWF presents its […]

18.07.2017

WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING’s special issue is out!

No.141 of WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING special issue on the IWF 2017 Electoral Congress is out. You can find the highlights of the Congress as well as all pictures of the Congress Delegates in the magazine. For more, read our interview with Mr. Intarat YODBANGTOEY, IWF 1st Vice President, Ms. Ursula PAPANDREA, 1st IWF Woman Vice President and […]

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