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20.06.2019

The documents for Tokyo 2020 have been updated

Updated versions of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games documents are now available. A French version of the Qualification System is now available and the English version was updated. The Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) document was also brought up to date (as of 20th June 2019). The 2008 – 2012 Olympic Games Reanalysis Status page is now also updated.  

19.06.2019
14.06.2019

IWF Women’s Commission focuses on increasing gender equality

Chaired by Ursula Papandrea, IWF Vice President, the IWF Women’s Commission met in Suva to identify and discuss immediate and long-term tasks. In addition to members from Austria and New Zealand, several IWF officials were interested in the discussions, including Dr. Tamás Aján, President, José Quinones, Vice President and Chair DEC, Karoliina Lundahl, EB Member […]

14.06.2019

ÖGV President Gerhard Peya receives high state recognition of Austria

IWF congratulates Gerhard PEYA, President of the Austrian Weightlifting Federation, on being decorated with the Prestigious Award of the Republic of Austria. The ceremony was initiated by Ensemble Wild with the Camellia polka by Johann Strauss. International referee since 1980 and having fulfilled an executive position on the Austrian Weightlifting Federation (ÖGV) for 27 years […]

13.06.2019

Claudio Leveque passed away

The weightlifting family is mourning: Argentine Claudio Leveque, who was not only a great athlete but a big personality in weightlifting passed away recently. He was born in France but naturalized to Argentina and started to lift weights in the ’60s. An outstanding performance of his was becoming South American champion in 1973. After his […]

13.06.2019

Tokyo 2020 Test Event documents updated

Documents for the Friendship Tournament (Tokyo 2020 Test Event), taking place in the Olympic weightlifting venue in Tokyo, Japan 6-7 July has been updated. The period to submit the Final Entries is over. Following the IWF TCRR Silver Event regulation, no more entries can be submitted at this point. Download the documents: NEW! Entry Statistics […]

08.06.2019

Roundup of the 2019 IWF Junior World Championships

The 2019 IWF Junior World Championships took place in the capital of the beautiful country of Fiji, 1-8 June and now it has been successfully concluded. The national television of Fiji was present with 6 cameras for domestic live television broadcasting while streaming with professional commentary was available all around the world. The tiny island […]

08.06.2019

The Junior World Championships closed with several Youth World Records

The 2019 IWF Junior World Championships concluded today with the men’s +109kg session with several Youth World Records taken by Iranian athlete, YOUSEFI Alireza. LALAYAN Varazdat won the overall gold and became the tenth Armenian in the heavyweight category to win the World Champion title (419kg). In the Snatch, DAVOUDI Ali (IRI)  cut ahead of […]

08.06.2019

The President of Republic visited the JWC and learned about weightlifting

Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote President of the Republic of Fiji paid a visit to the Junior World Championships held in the FMF Gymnasium, Suva. His Excellency, who enjoys tremendous popularity all over the country, arrived at the competition with the First Lady and was acquainted with the weightlifting competition, starting from the warmup hall, […]

08.06.2019

Korea finally earned gold

On the last competition day of the 2019 Junior World Championships in Suva, in the women’s +87kg, LEE Seon Mi (KOR) was expected to win three gold medals but she found a surprising challenger in the Snatch. Last year’s Junior World Champion, LEE came out on a relatively high starting weight, 120kg and missed her […]

08.06.2019

The 2019 Spanish Championships kicks off today!

The Spanish Championships takes place this weekend in the Municipal Pavilion “Miguel Guillén Pim” in Madrid. The event kicks off today with the men’s competitions and will be divided into two competition turns. The morning session will start at 8.40AM while the afternoon session at 4.10PM local time. On Sunday, the 9th of June, the […]

08.06.2019

2019 British Weightlifting Championships starts today!

The 2019 British Weightlifting Championships will take place at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry between June 8-9. This is the most prestigious event on the British Weight Lifting calendar and this year the championships are an official qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, adding a new level of competitiveness and media spotlight with athletes […]

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