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02.08.2018

Anaheim World Championships nominated for the SportsTravel Awards

The 2017 IWF World Championships, Anaheim was nominated for SportsTravel Awards in two categories. Sports Travel Magazine’s annual SportsTravel Awards are given out each year to the very best sporting events hosted throughout the year in the USA. This is the second time an IWF world event has been nominated and in 2015, weightlifting won the Best Amateur Single-Sport […]

31.07.2018

Morghan King – Being a Woman in Weightlifting

 At 32, King has only been lifting seriously for five years, but she’s currently one of America’s most successful Olympic lifters. The same year that she decided to do it full time, King won the national championship in her weight class and made the World Championships team. She later won the American Open after an […]

27.07.2018

New American Record Standards Established

The USA Weightlifting Board of Directors approved American Record Standards for the new Junior/Senior bodyweight categories that were instituted by the International Weightlifting Federation. A working group consisting of Dr. David Meltzer, Dr. Dan Altman, Dr. Marianne Huebner and Les Simonton used historical data, mathematic formulas and other scientific methods to create the American Record […]

26.07.2018

2018 IWF World Championships Documents are up

The competition documents for the 2018 IWF World Championships Ashgabat, TKM, 1 – 10 November were uploaded. The Regulations and Forms can be downloaded by the following link. IWF World Championships, Ashgabat, TKM Please note Article 5.6.5 of the IWF Anti-Doping Policy which will be applicable for this Event: „An Athlete who is not listed on […]

26.07.2018

The official logo for the 2018 World Championships is out

The new logo for the year’s most important weightlifting event is now released! The 2018 IWF World Championships Organizing Committee is proud to release the official logo for Ashgabat. The competition will take place on 1-10 November. The logo designed by Belli Creative Studio features a stylized human figure, holding a barbell over the head. […]

24.07.2018

Happy Birthday Eko Yuli!

Eko Yuli Irawan was born 29 years ago in Lampung, Indonesia and grew to be one of the greatest weightlifters of his country. He made his first international debut at the 2006 Junior World Championships in the 56kg bodyweight category, where he won the Silver Medal. One year later, he became Junior World Champion for […]

24.07.2018

USA Weightlifting hosts coaches from around the world at 2018 Coaching Symposium

July 20-22 CHICAGO, IL- Weightlifting coaches from across the United States and the world came together in Chicago, IL over the weekend, as USA Weightlifting hosted their inaugural Coaching Symposium. Over the course of three days, participants learned from internationally renowned leaders in the sport industry, including national level coaches, medical doctors, nutritionists and strength […]

23.07.2018

2018 European Youth Championships in Milano

The last qualification event for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games has kicked off yesterday in Milano, ITA. The European Youth Championships runs between 22 and 29 July, with the participation of 199 athletes, 113 men and 86 woman. In conjunction with the event, the U15 Championships also started. The YOG qualification event is available online: […]

23.07.2018

Mauritius won Gold at the third African Youth Games

The third African Youth Games kicked off on 20 July and will be ongoing until 28 July. The Opening Ceremony yesterday took place in the July 5 stadium in Algeria’s capital city. The 80,000-capacity stadium is named after the day Algeria declared independence from France in 1962. 2017 African Youth Champion weightlifter, Dinesh Pandoo was […]

20.07.2018

Joanne Calvino, British Champion joins UKAD

Olympic and Commonwealth medal winners are amongst athletes appointed to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Athlete Commission as it seeks to strengthen the athlete voice within anti-doping. Besides Jo Calvino, multiple British Weightlifting Champion; Olympic skeleton medallist Laura Deas, 50m backstroke world record holder Liam Tancock, and ex Gloucester Rugby Football Club second-row James Hudson are […]

19.07.2018

IWF acknowledges IOC Decision, and reiterates commitment to clean sport

The IWF today expressed its surprise at the IOC Executive Board (EB)’s decision to continue the conditional nature of weightlifting’s inclusion for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games programme, but maintains its ongoing commitment to implementing robust anti-doping measures in order to protect clean weightlifters. The IWF had been confident weightlifting would be reinstated given it […]

19.07.2018

2018 Spanish Championships to be held this weekend

The Spanish Championships will kick off this Saturday, July 21 in the Municipal Pavilion of Culleredo (Galicia). A total of 153 athletes (85 men and 68 women) will compete at the competition. Participation at the event increased by 11.7% compared to last year. This will be the last national competition before the 2018 IWF World […]

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