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23.02.2020

Pan American Weightlifting Federation Electoral Congress

The Pan American Weightlifting Federation held its Electoral Congress on 22 February 2020 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. All 28 Member Federations from the Continent participated. Luis Mejia Oviedo, President of Dominican Olympic Committee and IOC member greeted the delegates in the presence of Ivan Dibos, IOC member from Peru. IWF was represented by Mohammed […]

21.02.2020

Coaching and Anti-Doping Seminar in Tashkent

On 13th February 2020, a Coaching and Anti-Doping Seminar was conducted for the participants of the Asian Youth and Junior Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.     The seminar was opened by Mr Mohammed Jalood, IWF General Secretary and Mr Bahtiyor Abdukarimov, General Secretary of Uzbekistan Weightlifting Federation. The anti-doping part was presented by Ms Galiya […]

20.02.2020

IWF 2019 LIFTER OF THE YEAR – AMERICAN AND GEORGIAN WINNERS

Nye for the first, Talakhadze for the third time Just like in 2017 and 2018, Lasha TALAKHADZE became the year’s Best Male Lifter in 2019 again at the Lifters of the Year election. In WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING’s voting, the Best Woman Lifter is Katherine Elizabeth NYE. Starting with the latter is not only dictated by politeness […]

19.02.2020

A fruitful Asian Youth and Junior Championships in Tashkent, UZB

After several successful events in recent years, Uzbekistan hosted another outstanding event, the 2020 Asian Junior and Youth Championships was held between 13th and 19th of February in Tashkent.   The Uzbek capital saw 202 athletes lifting this past week (85 women and 117 men) from 17 countries, including both age groups. In the Junior […]

18.02.2020

5th International Fajr Cup

The International Fajr Cup, a Silver Level Qualification Event for Tokyo 2020 was organized for the 5th time this year, hosted by Iran in the city of Rasht, from 1-5 February 2020. Altogether, 13 national teams, consisting 31 athletes took part, including World and Olympic champions such as EKO Yuli Irawan (INA), who did not […]

17.02.2020

Asian Championships relocated to Uzbekistan

A decision was made on the AWF Executive Board meeting in Tashkent to relocate the Asian Championships from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan. The Asian Championships will be held 16th – 25th April 2020 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The updated competition documents are available, 2020 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

17.02.2020

“United by Emotion” to be the Tokyo 2020 Games Motto

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today revealed the official Games Motto, “United by Emotion”. The Motto emphasizes the power of sport to bring together people from diverse backgrounds of every kind and allow them to connect and celebrate in a way that reaches beyond their differences. The Games […]

14.02.2020

Coaching course in Tuvalu

The International Weightlifting Federation, in cooperation with the Olympic Solidarity, held a Coaching Course in Tuvalu, Oceania, in December 2019. Mrs. Erin Haff from Australia gave a 3-day presentation for the Tuvalu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (TASNOC) and Tuvalu Weightlifting Federation (TWF). Participants heard several informative lectures and also had some practical […]

10.02.2020

Last chance to vote for the 2019 LIFTERS OF THE YEAR!

Today, 10 February is the last chance to vote on who was your Best Male and Best Female Lifter in 2019, the poll closes tomorrow! The winners will receive the  “IWF Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Trophies for 2019”! MEN OM YUN CHOL (PRK, 55 kg) SHI ZHIYONG (CHN, 73 kg) LYU XIAOJUN (CHN, 81 kg) MARTIROSYAN SIMON (ARM, 109 kg) TALAKHADZE LASHA (GEO, +109 kg) WOMEN […]

10.02.2020
05.02.2020

Short movie about Mathias Steiner honoured at AIPS Sport Media Awards

Olympic Channel’s production, ‘Legends Live On’, featuring German weightlifter Matthias Steiner, recognised in ‘Video Short Feature’ category at the second edition of the 2019 AIPS Sport Media Awards. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Budapest, Hungary on Monday night. An impressive 1746 award submissions from 125 countries where whittled down to a final ‘top […]

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