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14.11.2014

Evstyukhina (RUS) hoping to end Russia’s golden drought

Five-time world champion Nadezda Evstyukhina (RUS) is hoping to end Russia golden drought with only two day of competition at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty. That elusive medal would raise Russia’s total in the competition to 100 and would make it the fourth country to reach the milestone after China, Soviet Union and […]

15.09.2016

Reanalysis

Due to the outstanding scientific development of analysis technologies since the 2008 and the 2012 Olympic Games, the IOC decided to reanalyze samples from the 2008 Beijing and the 2012 London Olympic Games based on its own selection procedure. In case of an Adverse Analytical Finding, the IOC notifies the relevant NOC and the IWF. After that, the […]

18.06.2016

PUBLIC DISCLOSURES

The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the samples of the following Athletes have returned Adverse Analytical Findings: KHURSHUDYAN, Hripsime (ARM) – Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents) DUDOGLO, Alexandru (MDA) – Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents) EVSTYUKHINA, Nadezda (RUS) – dehydrochlormethyltestosterone metabolites (S1.1 Anabolic agents) […]

26.10.2013

Bodyweight decision day

Men’s 85kg Silver Medallist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, RYBAKOU Andrei (BLR) won the Gold Medal in the Snatch with 179kg. The Bulgarian lifter MARKOV Ivan ended up second with 175kg while AUKHADOV Apti (RUS) – lifting the same weight won the Bronze. Junior World Champion, European Champion, Olympic Silver Medallist, Apti had no […]

12.07.2013

An All-Russian Day at the Universiade

The Russians left nothing to chance on the 5th competition day in weightlifting at the Kazan Universiade. They sent doubled forces to the Men’s 85kg and the Women’s 75kg categories and in the Women’s +75kg they launched their invincible champion, Tatiana KASHIRINA. Duly enough, they pocketed all the gold and – where available – the […]

04.08.2012

Podobedova takes gold for Kazakhstan

Svetlana Podobedova fulfilled a dream this afternoon as she won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan having seen off the threat from her two dominant Russian rivals. In a dramatic women’s 75kg, Podobedova clinched gold with the final lift of the competition to deny Natalya Zabolotnaya – triumphing on bodyweight alone after the pair tied with a […]

16.07.2012

The Final Entry List is published

The International Weightlifting Federation published on its website the Final Entry List for the London 2012 Olympic Games (as of 10 July 2012). Beijing Olympic Gold Medallists to participate at the London 2012 Olympic Games: Women’s +75kg: Mi-ran JANG (KOR) Men’s 77kg: Jaehyouk SA (KOR) Men’s 85kg: Yong LU (CHN) Men’s 94kg: Ilya ILYIN (KAZ) […]

18.12.2011

Flash interviews

Flash interviews with President’s Cup 94kg category medal winners Gold medallist Andrey Demanov (RUS) The complete setting was very comfortable for all athletes, the warm up area was fine and the audience is very enthusiastic. We got a lot of support from them. I am of course full of emotions being able to win the […]

17.12.2011

Zabolotnaya takes it all

The IWF Grand Prix President’s Cup held in Belgorod, Russia had an exceptional opening on 17th December. The competition is held in the Training Sport Complex named after two times Olympic (1996, 2000) and nine times World champion gymnast Svetlana Khorkina born in Belgorod. She greeted all participants of the first President’s Cup including 31 […]

21.11.2011

After Four golds at Worlds, Russia expects at Olympics

Russia’s weightlifters have set the bar high for the London Olympics after four gold medals at recent World Championships held in Paris, the Federation President said. The Russian team came second to China (6) in the gold medal count, with victories for Svetlana Tsarukaeva in the 63kg; Oksana Slivenko in the 69kg; Nadezhda Evstyukhina in […]

15.11.2011

Paris 2011 Closing honours WWC Stars and Teams

A Closing Banquet in true “Disney style” with country and rap music wound up the 2011 edition of the World Championships held in Paris. On behalf of the IWF, Dr. Tamás Aján, President thanked Mr. Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes, FFHMFAC President and the Organising Committee for 9 days of spectacular and unforgettable competitions. The top 3 lifters by Sinclair for […]

11.11.2011

Podobedova lost her dominance in Women’s 75kg

Kazakh Podobedova could have been the only lifter in the world to win all three World Championships held after Beijing Olympics. Her dream did not come true. However she was successful in Snatch with 131 kg, just 1 kg advantage against her great rival Evstyukhina (RUS). By saving their final attempts Kulesha (BLR) ranked 3rd […]

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