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19.11.2018

IWF Development Seminar in Norway

The Norwegian Weightlifting Federation organised a Seminar within the framework of the IWF Development Program. The seminar went on for two days with both internal and external speakers. A total of 18 representatives spent their Saturday and Sunday with the goal of improving the framework and development of the clubs. The first day started with […]

19.11.2018

Updated women’s Youth Standards/Records

The IWF recently identified a miscalculation at the new Youth women’s World Standards. The World Standards/Records have been updated on the website as well as the Results Book of 2018 IWF World Championships. — Follow IWF: Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

16.11.2018

South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out

  The fifth issue of the South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine is out and available online in Spanish language. Some of the topics included are: Participation of South American lifters in World and Pan American Championships South American Games Cocha 2018 Karolina Lundahl’s article about relationships between families of lifters Development Strategies Athletes stories Attila […]

16.11.2018

Coaching and Technical Official Seminar in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A three-day seminar was held in Sarajevo for coaches and technical officials with delegates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. Mr Nedim Masic, General Secretary of Bosnia and Herzegovina Weightlifting Federation opened the event with a presentation entitled: “New view to new rules (IWF) – for referees and coaches – updates”. The Referees […]

15.11.2018

2018 IWF World Championships Roundup

582 lifters, 272 women and 310 men from 85 countries gathered in Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan to participate at the 2018 IWF World Championships, held on 1-10 November. This year’s World Championships was special in several ways. First of all, because of the introduction of the new bodyweight categories. This meant a clean slate of […]

15.11.2018

Coaching and Techincal Officials Seminar in Madrid

A Coaching and Technical Officials Seminar was organized by the Spanish Weightlifting Federation in Madrid, endorsed by IWF. More than 40 people, coaches, athletes, and judges attended this important event to listen to the presentations of experts in terms of strength, training and anti-doping education. The Conference began with Dr. Juan José González Badillo’s speech […]

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 […]

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