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16.04.2019

New World Records were set on the European Championships in Batumi

In addition to several continentals, world records were also set in Batumi at the European Championship held 6-13 April. The championship was held in the beautiful city of Batumi at the Black Sea, the capital of the Adjara region and Georgia’s second-largest city. Once again, the Georgians did not disappoint. After delivering many successful Championships […]

16.04.2019

IWF announces Rogue Fitness as Second-Tier Supplier

IWF announced a new partnership with Rogue Fitness, a leading American-based barbell and sports equipment manufacturer. Rogue Fitness has become a second-tier sports equipment supplier — a new level of partnership for the IWF. The partnership does not impact the long-term cooperation the IWF has with its five first-tier suppliers. As a second-tier supplier, Rogue Fitness can provide weightlifting equipment […]

12.04.2019

Legends Live On – Mathias Steiner

The legacy of German weightlifter Matthias Steiner, whose emotional gold medal win in 2008 inspired a career of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, is featured in an all new episode of the Olympic Channel original series Legends Live On. Beyond the spotlight of the Olympic Games where legends are made, the legacy of Olympians live on. […]

08.04.2019

European Championships started in Batumi, GEO

325 athletes from 41 countries started to compete in Batumi, Georgia at the 2019 European Championships this weekend, which is the only Gold Level Qualification Event organised in the first qualification period in Europe. You can download the Start List HERE… Spectators and TV audience can see a novelty set up of the Warm-up area and a […]

08.04.2019
06.04.2019

Ready Steady Tokyo – test event underway

Weightlifting Technical Delegates Nicu Vlad, IWF Vice President and Attila Adamfi, Director General conducted a successful technical visit in Tokyo, host of the 2020 Olympic Games. They visited the Organising Committee office (overlooking the Athletes Village) to receive update reports from the different Functional Areas. The Delegates also paid a visit to the Tokyo International Forum […]

03.04.2019

Junior World Championships preparations well underway with full support

IWF Director General Attila Adamfi and Competition Manager Matyas Lencser paid a technical visit to Fiji, host of the upcoming Junior World Championships to be held in Suva 1-8 June 2019. They have met with various stakeholders and have seen the progress made to host an event of this caliber. The JWC competition venue, the FMF […]

01.04.2019

4th International Fajr Cup

A major qualification event for Tokyo 2020 was organized in Tehran, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran in March this year. This was the fourth edition of the Fajr Cup, which was organized according to the new qualification method with the 7 new Olympic bodyweight categories. The field wasn’t big, 35 men […]

28.03.2019

WHEREABOUTS REMINDER Q2

This is a reminder that every Athlete included in the International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) shall submit their whereabouts information through the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) throughout the whole year on a quarterly basis. The deadline to submit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 is 31 March 2019. Please also note that Athletes who are […]

27.03.2019

IWF Welcomes IOC Recognition of Comprehensive Anti-Doping Progress

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) welcomes the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today, after it outlined its recognition for the IWF’s significant efforts to ensure clean sport and protect clean athletes. Considering the comprehensive work done by the IWF, the IOC EB decided at its meeting today to lift the […]

26.03.2019

Stian Grimseth is the new President of NWF

Stian Grimseth, legendary lifter of his country was elected as President of Norwegian Weightlifting Federation. Mr Grimseth won the European Championships in 1996, competed twice at the Olympic Games (1996 and 2004) and several other national and international events. He won the Norwegian Championships in 2008 before retiring. He has been active on European an international […]

25.03.2019

Vladimir Saltykov passed away

Mr Vladimir Saltykov, Russian National Team Official suddenly passed away due to heart attack. Mr Saltykov was born in 1955 and after graduating the Volgograd State Institute of Physical Culture in 1983, he dedicated his life to weightlifting and became one of the most diligent and capable documentarists of the sport. He was a reliable […]

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