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19.08.2019

Lynn Jones is 80!

Coach of the Australian team, Lyn Jones has been holding positions in the IWF since 1984. Starting as President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and IWF Executive Board Member – until today when he is Member of the IWF Coaching and Research Committee.   Author of the IWF Coaching Manuals and a lecturer for decades […]

15.08.2019

Weightlifting Family Learns Together at USA Weightlifting Coaching Symposium

Coaches from around the world meet in Miami for the weekend of education & training Nearly 100 weightlifting coaches from around the world gathered in Miami, Florida August 8-11 as USA Weightlifting hosted its Coaching Symposium presented by Ascent Protein. Anchored by a speaker lineup of world-class weightlifting and sports performance experts, participants learned how […]

14.08.2019

Coaching Seminar in Kenya

The Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association, on behalf of Eastern and Central Africa Weightlifting, organized a Coaching Seminar in the framework of the IWF Development program in Nairobi, Kenya in July. Coaches of seven countries, Kenya, Uganda, DRC Congo, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi attended the second regional weightlifting coaching education seminar in Kenya. Dr Kyle […]

13.08.2019

The IWF Opens Disciplinary Proceedings against 5 Athletes on the basis of the Investigations into the Russian doping scheme

Earlier this year, in a major move by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) towards increased transparency and independence in its anti-doping efforts, the IWF delegated the management of its anti-doping program to the International Testing Agency (ITA). As part of this partnership, the IWF in collaboration with ITA, has decided today to assert 5 anti-doping […]

12.08.2019

National Referee Seminar in Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei Weightlifting Association organized a National Referee Seminar on Aug 3 and 4, 2019 in National Sport University, Taoyuan. CTWA invited  Ms. Reiko Chinen, IWF Technical Committee Member to be the lecturer. More than 70 participants attended, including International Cat. 1 and Cat. 2 license holders and Level A and national Level B referees. Ms. […]

09.08.2019

Britain’s strongest sister trio lifts girl power to new heights

BRITAIN’S strongest sisters from Henley-in-Arden have been crowned national champions and record breakers for weightlifting. Nathalie Richards, 16, and sisters Charlize, 13, and Keira, 12, started working out after becoming inspired by their gym-going dad Leighton. They all joined the Warwickshire Weightlifting Club three years ago and now train at least three times a week. […]

08.08.2019

Technical Officials’ Seminar in Myanmar

Under the IWF Development Program 2019 a Seminar and Workshop for Technical Officials was held in Naypytaw, Myanmar between 27 and 29 July 2019. The seminar was led by Ms. Sirilak Thatman from Thailand who is member of the IWF Technical Committee. Besides Ms. Thatman, local experts also give lectures such as Mr. Thi Han, […]

07.08.2019

Coaching Seminar in Azerbaijan

A Coaching Seminar was organised on July 22-24 2019 in the Weightlifting Academy of Shuvalanyi, Azerbaijan, in the framework of the IWF Development Program 2019, by the Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation (AAAF). The seminar where Colin Buckley (Ireland) and Eduards Andruskevics (Latvia) were the speakers, was attended by about 30 coaches from different regions of Azerbaijan. During the […]

06.08.2019

Meeting on weightliftings status in TTO

A meeting was held to clarify the status of weightlifting in Trinidad and Tobago on 30 July, Lima, Peru, as two Federations exists in TTO, one recognised by the TTO NOC and one recognised by the IWF. The participants, including Brian Lewis, President, Anette Knott, Generat Secretary, representing TTO NOC, Dr. Tamas Ajan, President, Jose Quinones, Vice […]

02.08.2019

MOSQUERA (COL) lifts Rio weight off his shoulders with gold in Lima

Weightlifter is smiling again after missing the 2016 Olympics through injury   Francisco MOSQUERA (COL) achieved golden redemption at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games to help erase the disappointment of three years ago when he missed the Rio 2016 Olympics with a knee injury. The Colombian weightlifter triumphed in the 61kg category, setting a […]

30.07.2019

USA Weightlifting Secures 100th Pan American Games Medal

As Harrison Maurus lifted 195kg (429.90 lbs) over his head Sunday night at the XVII Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, he secured USA Weightlifting’s 100th medal in Pan Am Games competition and continues Team USA’s winning streak that stretches back nearly seven decades. Maurus, 19, went five-for-six in his lifts Sunday in the 81kg (178.57 […]

26.07.2019

2nd Spanish Cup Promises

A Coruña will host the 2nd Spanish Cup Promises that will take place on July 27 at the Pavilion Club del Mar de San Amaro, where the 20 best boys and the 20 best girls will meet, in categories U15 and U17. The morning session will start at 9:10 a.m., while the afternoon one will […]

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