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08.05.2019
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07.01.2019

Weightlifters’ New Year’s Resolutions

We asked professional weightlifters from around the world what their 2019 New Year’s resolutions were. Here’s what they said…   Mohamed Ehab (EGY), 81kg  “Achieve new world records and be the best weightlifter in the world.”    Christine Girard (CAN), retired  “Get more involved in the anti-doping movement both domestically and internationally.”    Jessica Lucero (USA), 59kg  “Go […]

11.12.2018

Get to know… Rebeka Koha

Name: Rebeka Koha D.O.B: 19 May 1998 Nationality: Latvian Bodyweight Category: 59kg Major Medals (Total): 18 (youth, junior and senior) Personal Bests: Snatch: 103kg Clean and Jerk: 124kg Total: 227kg — CAREER 1. Snatch or clean & jerk? Clean & Jerk.   2. What do you like to listen to when training? I don’t listen to […]

03.10.2018

Get to know… Gaëlle Nayo-Ketchanke

Name: Gaëlle Nayo-Ketchanke D.O.B.: 20 April 1988 Nationality: French Bodyweight category: 75kg Major medals (Total): 2015 European Weightlifting Championships (Tblisi, Georgia) – Silver 2016 European Weightlifting Championships (Førde, Norway) – Silver 2017 IWF World Championships (Anaheim, USA) – Bronze 2018 European Weightlifting Championships (Bucharest, Romania) – Silver 2018 XVIII Mediterranean Games (Tarragona, Spain) – Silver Personal Bests:  […]

19.09.2018

Get to know… Fernando Reis

Name: Fernando Reis D.O.B.: 10 March 1990 Nationality: Brazilian Bodyweight category: +105kg Major medals (Total): 2010 South American Games (Medellin, Colombia) – Silver 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico) – Gold 2014 South American Games (Santiago, Chile) – Gold 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada) – Gold Personal Bests:  Snatch: 201kg Clean and Jerk: 242kg Total: 440kg — […]

04.09.2018

Get to know… Mart Seim

Name: Mart Seim D.O.B.: 24 October 1990 Nationality: Estonian Bodyweight category: +105kg Medal record (Total): 2015 IWF World Championships (Houston, USA) – Silver 2016 European Championships (Førde, Norway) – Bronze Personal Bests:  Snatch: 191kg Clean and Jerk: 253kg Total: 444kg — BUSINESS   1 Snatch or clean & jerk? Clean & jerk.   2. What do you like […]

23.08.2018

Hidilyn Diaz Reveals Sacrifice On Path To Golden Glory

Triumphant weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz has her sights set firmly on Olympic gold, inspired by her new Chinese coach, but first she might just indulge in a guilty passion — cheesecake and bubble tea. “The sacrifices you make are so hard when you’re training every day,” she told AFP after winning the Philippines’ first gold medal […]

07.08.2018

Meet Judy Glenney – The Woman Behind Women’s Weightlifting

“I had always been interested in testing my strength, but growing up that’s just something girls didn’t do,” remembers Judy Glenney, four-time Women’s National Champion. The American was one of the first women to pick up a barbell and swing it above her head, a movement that would see her start a long, rewarding relationship […]

23.06.2018

Weightlifting Family celebrates Olympic Day!

Today, we celebrate the 70th Olympic Day, a worldwide occasion to embrace the Olympic Values: Friendship, Respect and Excellence – along with the four Paralympic values – Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality. On 23 June 1894 the International Olympic Committee was formally established through the efforts of Pierre Coubertin, a Paris born aristocrat, nobleman, teacher, athlete and sports enthusiast. […]

22.11.2017

The Bright Future of USA Weightlifting: Mattie Rogers

You may have seen Mattie Rogers lighting up the world weightlifting stage in recent years. You may even be one of her 476,000+ Instagram followers. Already World University, American Open, National University, and National Champion, what’s certain is that this 22-year-old is destined for even bigger things in the sport. The question is, how far […]

06.05.2015

Interview with HUANG Ting 2015 Youth World Champion

HUANG Ting (CHN) became 2015 Youth World Champion in the Women’s 63kg bodyweight category after participating in the Chinese Weightlifting Association’s Talent Program.

How was your experience and what did you learned from the program?

It was an incredible experience and I learned a lot. Through this Talent Program, I became more mature than before. A real plus was also the fact that immediately after, I had the opportunity to go to train with the National Team.

I trained 3 months in the National Team, and that gave me an aim for the future. Before the Program, I had no precise idea about what will happen, but it made my future dream clear.

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