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10.11.2018

TALAKHADZE triumphed

Setting seven World Records, TALAKHADZE Lasha (GEO) had a triumphant victory in the men’s superheavyweight, earning the World Champion title for the third time. The Georgian giant warmed up on 207kg in the Snatch then set two World Records at 212 and 217kg. He didn’t lower the bar in the Clean and Jerk either, after […]

10.11.2018

KASHIRINA World Champion for the fifth time

In the superheavyweight, Russian KASHIRINA Tatiana won the Snatch with 145kg, the Clean and Jerk (178,182,185) and the Total (323, 327, 330). She did a new World Record with almost every lift, piling up seven altogether. With that said, the 2016 Olympic Champion, Chinese  MENG Suping kept her on the toes all along. She was […]

10.11.2018

Champions at the iLiftCLEAN Outreach Booth

Numerous Champions visited the IWF Anti-Doping Outreach organised in the framework of the WADA Legacy Outreach Program at the 2018 World Championships in Ashgabat. The Outreach Program was assisted by the National Anti-Doping Agency of Turkmenistan (NADAT). The iLiftCLEAN Booth was built up in the competition venue close to the Athletes’ entrance until the last […]

09.11.2018

Fourth Gold for the Chinese Women Team

We saw two lifters, AO Hui’s (CHN) and  KIM Un Ju’s (PRK) battle for the first place in the women’s 87kg bodyweight category. AO, Junior and Asian Champion in 2015 won the Snatch with 117kg, a 6kg advantage over 2014 Asian Champion KIM. In the Clean and Jerk, KIM (152kg) could overpower AO with a […]

09.11.2018

MARTIROSYAN became World Champion

MARTIROSYAN Simon was Olympic second and European Champion already, and now he is World Champion. In the Snatch, the 21 years old Armenian lifter had to settle for the Silver Medal with 195kg, because YANG Zhe (CHN) lifted 1kg more than him making it to 196kg. Afterward though, MARTIROSYAN dominated the field. In the Clean […]

09.11.2018

Turkmenistan President meets IWF President

President of Turkmenistan, H.E. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov recieved Dr Tamas Ajan, IWF President and IOC Honorary Member in his office on the occasion of the 2018 IWF World Championships in Ashgabat. During the two hours meeting, the Presidents discussed several issues of common interest. Dr Ajan expressed the IWF’s appreciation and gratitude for the perfect organisation of […]

08.11.2018

Double Iranian victory in the men’s 102kg

Two Iranian stood on the top of the podium in the men’s 102kg bodyweight category. 2017 World Champion, HASHEMI Ali won the Gold in the Total with 396kg, after being second in the Snatch (179kg) and third in the Clean and Jerk (217kg). His compatriot BEIRALVAND Reza was only fourth in the Snatch (175kg) but […]

08.11.2018

VALENTIN Lidia won the women’s 81kg

Spanish VALENTIN PEREZ Lidia won the Snatch with a big advantage, ranked third in the Clean and Jerk and won the Gold Medal in the Total with 249kg. The 33-year-old legend, who has an Olympic Medal of every colour, claimed the World Champion title again after 2017 with 258kg in the 75kg bodyweight category. This […]

08.11.2018

Three lifters awarded with Olympic Medals

An Awarding Ceremony was held in Ashgabat, to accolade three lifters with Olympic Medals from 2012 London and 2016 Rio. GULNOI Siripuch (THA), who competed under the name of GULNOI Rattikan at the time, received the Bronze Medal for her performance in the women’s 58kg bodyweight category in London, 2012. MOHAMMADPOURKARKARAGH Saeid (IRI) was also awarded […]

07.11.2018

The Olympic Champion was defeated

The women’s 76kg bodyweight category brought Chinese success as WANG defeated the two times Olympic Champion RIM. In the Snatch, WANG Zhouyu, Asian Champion in 2015, was still behind the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Champion RIM Jong Sim (PRK), lifting 119kg while WANG did 118kg. In the Clean and Jerk though, the tide of the […]

07.11.2018

Iranian Gold in the men’s 96kg

The Olympic and World Champion MORADI Sohrab became World Champion again after last year’s victory in the men’s 96kg bodyweight category and set three World Records. The 30-year-old Iranian, after lifting 181kg in the Snatch and missing the first attempt at 186kg, successfully broke the World Standard with his third attempt at the same weight. […]

06.11.2018

Seven Medallist in the Men’s 89kg

The men’s 89kg bodyweight category was one of the rare competitions when seven lifters were awarded medals after a fierce battle and only 3kg difference between the first and sixth place. If the Armenian MKRTCHYAN Hakob had successfully completed his last lift, he would have won, but missing it he finished seventh with 365kg. Two […]

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