The decision was confirmed to the Thailand Weightlifting Association (TAWA) from the Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF). The move follows the recent cancellation of the original plan to hold the event in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Kathmandu was to host the event – the 26th Asian Championships for women and the 45th for men – in […]
The Entries closed for the Pacific Games as the Pacific Games Council concluded the nomination period for the 28 participating sports. In weightlifting, 78 athletes took part in the Games held in Noumea (50 Men and 28 women), 77 in Samoa (49 Men and 28 Women), 86 in Fiji (55 Men and 31 Women), while […]
The IWF would like to offer its deepest condolences to the family of Luis Javier and José David MOSQUERA LOSANO, whose father José Navarino Mosquera suffered a lung infection and passed away this past Sunday, May 17th at 7:45am in Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. We convey our heartfelt sympathy to all the relatives especially […]
Egyptian and international weightlifting had to suffer a great loss on 17th May 2015. The world’s Weightlifting Community is saddened to learn about the passing away of Gamil Hanna at the age of 80 years. Gamil Hanna was an engaging individual who truly deserved both names: “Father of Egyptian Weightlifting” and “Father of African Weightlifting”. […]
The Nepalese capital Kathmandu was preparing to host the 26th Women’s and 45th Men’s Asian Championships, for the first time from July 22 to 30, but the country has been struck by two devastating earthquakes in the space of three weeks. After the two huge earthquakes of 25th and 29th April, the Nepal Weightlifting Federation […]
Mr. Ali Moradi, former AWF General Secretary has been elected as President of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation. High ranking officials such as Dr.Mahmoud Goudarzi , Sports & Youth Minister , Sport Vice-Minister and First Vice-President of the IRI NOC were present at the Elections. Congratulations to all elected officials!
The second and last main Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be the 2015 IWF World Championships hosted by Houston, USA from 20-28 November. IWF delegates Attila Adamfi, Director General, Aniko Nemeth-Mora, Director of International Relations and Lilla Rozgonyi, Director, Communication and Marketing were welcomed for the second Technical Visit by Janis […]
The ONOC General Assembly was held in Suva with the participation of IOC President Thomas Bach. Besides the 17 NOC countries and 5 Associate countries attending, Marcus Stephen Nauru NOC President and OWF President and Paul Coffa OWF General Secretary also participated in the event. Over 200 delegates were present from the different regional sports […]
The University of Physical Education of Hungary (TF) is accepting applications for its International Coaching Course in Weightlifting, 14 September to4 December 2015. The ICC of the Budapest institution is a long-established course which has been recognised and supported by the IOC Olympic Solidarity.
The Lifter of the Year 2014 Awards were presented to Tatyana Kashirina and Ilyin Ilya at a Ceremony held in Astana, Kazakhstan. Early this year, the world’s weightlifting-loving public was invited to vote online – on the IWF’s website – whom they consider as the absolute best weightlifting athletes in 2014. The most votes were […]
The IWF is pleased to announce that following the latest hearing session of the IWF Hearing Panel all the doping cases from the 2014 World Championships have been closed. In line with the relevant Articles of the IWF Anti-Doping Policy the Athletes’ results have been modified in the IWF website. The medal reallocation procedures will […]