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16.10.2019

Free rights to broadcast the Lima Grand Prix!

The Lima Grand Prix will be one of the highlights of the IWF calendar getting closer to the end of 2019, 8-10 November and will take place at Coliseum Eduardo Dibos in Lima. The competition is organized by the Peruvian Federation with International Weightlifting Federation and Government support. The Grand Prix is an invitational event, […]

14.10.2019

Happy Birthday Pyrros Dimas!

Pyrros Dimas, three times Olympic Champion and the most decorated weightlifter ever, celebrates his birthday today! He won his first Olympic Gold in 1992 for Greece in the 82,5kg bodyweight category, then was crowned again at the Olympics in 1996 and 2000. In 2004, he added an Olympic Bronze to his collection, becoming one of […]

11.10.2019

The Magazine of the South American Weightlifting Confederation is out

The new edition of the CSLP Magazine is available online. The South American Weightlifting Confederation invites the IWF community to review the information of its activities and results. It is recommended to pay special attention to some interesting articles about the new challenges of our sport to make it more attractive and popular. Detailed analyzes […]

10.10.2019
04.10.2019

Watch Kate Nye, Mattie Rogers on ESPN this Sunday

Last week’s women’s 71kg A session at the 2019 IWF World Weightlifting Championships made history. Kate Nye set a new Junior World Record and became the youngest American woman to be crowned World Champion. Mattie Rogers was the first American woman in nearly 30 years to medal at three-consecutive World Championships. The Islamic Republic of […]

02.10.2019

Griffith is new Director on BOA board

The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) has a new director. Long-standing track and field administrator Esther Maynard has been replaced on the board by Shelley-Ann Griffith. Griffith, who has been involved in sports administration at various levels of schools, clubs and associations for cricket, taekwondo, football, chess and weightlifting, was one of three directors elected at […]

01.10.2019
01.10.2019

Happy Birthday Marcus Stephen!

The President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation, Marcus Stephen turned 50 today! Mr Stephen was a fire starter in Oceania weightlifting when he was identified as a talented young athlete at the age of 16. Winning 7 Gold Medals and five Silver Medals at the Commonwealth Games, he became a true role model for the […]

27.09.2019

TALAKHADZE Lasha took it all

The Olympic and multiple World Champion, Georgian title defender, TALAKHADZE Lasha won the +109kg bodyweight category competition with a fantastic performance at the last day of the 2019 IWF World Championships. TALAKHADZE gave no chance for the rest of the field and collected all the Gold Medals breaking all World Records on the way. In […]

27.09.2019

LI holds all three World Records

Two Chinese and a Russian formed trio rivalized in the heaviest women’s bodyweight category, the +87kg, for the first place and finally, LI Wenwen (CHN) came out victorious. The Snatch World Record holder performed one kilogram under her best, 147kg, but took away both the Clean and Jerk and Total records from Russian KASHIRINA Tatiana, […]

26.09.2019

She went up two bodyweight categories and won

WANG Zhouyu (CHN) was Champion of the 76kg category last year, now jumped in the 87kg’s competition and won all the Gold Medals easily. Only KIM Un Ju (PRK) could keep up with her but was left 5kg behind in the Snatch by the Chinese who lifted 120kg. PEREZ REVERON Naryury Alexandra (VEN) earned the […]

26.09.2019

MARTIROSYAN defended his title

Defending champion Armenian MARTIROSYAN Simon won all three Gold Medals in the men’s 109kg bodyweight category. He triumphed in the Clean and Jerk and Total effortlessly but had a hard fight for the Snatch first place. First in the Snatch, this year’s Asian Champion and 2018 World Championships Silver Medallist, Chinese YANG Zhe set a […]

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