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25.03.2019

Training opportunity in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Weightlifting Federation opened the doors of the Olympic Base in Kamianets-Podilskyi for weightlifting teams to train and prepare for competitions. The modern, well-equipped facility provides an excellent opportunity for weightlifters for training and recreation as well. The Olympic Base houses 2 training halls with 23 platforms, IWF certified equipment and recovery options such […]

16.03.2019

IWF Youth World Championships successfully concluded

The 2019 edition of the IWF Youth World Championships finished with double success for the host nation USA, showing the strength of next-generation US Weightlifting. This is the first time that both the male and female teams won the team classification. However, it was not only on the platform that Las Vegas proved to be […]

16.03.2019

Czech lifter won gold on last day of IWF Youth World Championships

On the last competition day of the 2019 IWF Youth Championships, the highest men and woman bodyweight categories competed in Las Vegas. In the woman’s +81kg, Spanish BLANCO TARELA Irene proved to be the best. She secured 3 gold medals with a 91kg Snatch and a 112kg Clean and Jerk (203kg Total). The silver and bronze […]

15.03.2019

Teaming Up For Clean Sport At The IWF Youth World Championships

Educating the next generation of elite weightlifters on the importance of clean sport and the workings of the anti-doping process has been a key feature of the ongoing 2019 IWF Youth World Championships in Las Vegas. To bring the event’s educational programme to life and ensure its robust future, the IWF has teamed up with […]

14.03.2019

Clean Sweeps on day six of YWC

Once again two athletes claimed triple gold in their bodyweight categories on day six of the IWF Youth World Championships in Las Vegas. Turkey’s NARIN Dilara secured a golden hat-trick in the women’s 76-kilogram category and then Bulgaria’s HRISTOV Stefcho Dimitrov managed the same feat in the men’s 102kg. Seventeen-year-old HRISTOV gained his first gold […]

13.03.2019

Uzbekistan and Mexico took triple gold in Las Vegas

Uzbek FAYZULLAEVA Kumushkhon lifted 215kg Total, winning all 3 gold medals in the women’s 64kg bodyweight category. She stepped on the Snatch first place with 93kg and the Clean and Jerk with 122kg. ROJAS GONZALEZ Queysi Julissa (MEX) finished at second place with an 88kg Snatch and a 107kg Clean and Jerk performance, totalling at […]

12.03.2019

SAPI shined on day 4 of IWF Youth World Championships

In the men’s 73kg bodyweight category, Bulgarian NASAR Karlos May Hasan and 2018 Asian Youth Championships bronze medallist, NARIMANOV Asadbek (UZB) had eyes on the gold medal. The Uzbek had 3kg advantage in the Snatch over NASAR(133kg). Both successfully lifted 154kg in the Clean and Jerk and proceeded to attempt 161kg, which proved to be too much […]

11.03.2019

Tears were shed on third day of the YWC

In the woman’s 49kg bodyweight category all three gold medals went to Uzbek ABDULLAEVA Nigora, last years Asian Youth Champion (165kg). Second finisher, 2018 Youth Olympic Games bronze medallist and 2018 European Champion CAMBEI Mihaela Valentina (ROU) made a hard effort for a Clean and Jerk gold medal, but could not perform a good lift at […]

11.03.2019

IWF Education Seminar in Las Vegas

An Education Seminar was held in Las Vegas, USA on 9th March 2019, in conjunction with the IWF Youth World Championships. The seminar which consisted of two topics targeted the young athletes and their coaches. IWF General Secretary, Mr. Mohammed Jalood and IWF Executive Board member, Mr. Mahmoud Mahgoub also attended. The participants heard an […]

10.03.2019

Second day of the IWF Youth World Championships

In the men’s 55kg bodyweight category, Italian MASSIDDA Sergio, 2018 European Youth, and Junior bronze medallist won the Snatch with a one-kilogram advantage over NAFASOV Ogabek (UZB). Performing even stronger in the Clean and Jerk, he came out to lift 125kg at his first attempt, which granted him all three gold medals (228kg). NAFASOV finished fourth […]

09.03.2019

The IWF Youth World Championships kicked off

The 2019 IWF Youth World Championships kicked off today, 8th March in Las Vegas, USA with the men’s 49kg bodyweight category. Vietnamese DO Tu Tung, 2018 Asian Youth Champion started strong in the Snatch, setting a new youth world record at 95kg with his second attempt. He continued the great performance in the Clean and […]

08.03.2019

IWF Executive Board meeting and Congress in Las Vegas

The first Executive Board meeting and Congress of 2019 were held in Las Vegas, USA prior to the Youth World Championships, 5-8 March. Executive Board Meeting The Board agreed to launch an IWF Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 to strengthen the IWF’s position in the global sport environment and the Olympic Movement. Its elaboration will […]

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