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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 […]

06.11.2018

ZHANG Wangli (CHN) took it all in the women’s 71kg

Just like in the 64kg, China won all three Gold Medals in the women’s 71kg. The 2016 Asian Champion, ZHANG Wangli got close to the World Standard with 115kg in the Snatch, but in the Clean and Jerk, after lifting 140kg, she set the World Record at 147kg, then 152kg. This meant she beat the […]

06.11.2018

Did you check your list? – IWF Anti-Doping Seminar

The second Anti-Doping Education seminar was held on the 5th November 2018 focusing on the most important anti-doping responsibilities of a Weightlifter.   The topic of the lecture was „Checklist for Weightlifters” which included all the obligations of the Athletes related to whereabouts submission and TUE application. Useful information and the iLiftClean E-learning Education platform […]

06.11.2018

IWF joins the International Testing Agency (ITA)

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and the International Testing Agency (ITA) have signed a partnership whereby the ITA will take responsibility for key areas of the IWF’s anti-doping programme. The ITA’s remit includes carrying out a detailed risk assessment, test distribution planning and management, out of competition testing, Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) management, and support […]

05.11.2018

DENG Wei, four times World Champion

In the women’s 64kg bodyweight category, 2016 Olympic Champion DENG Wei (CHN) won with a significant, 13kg advance, becoming a four-time World Champion. The 25-year-old lifter first showed her talent in the Snatch, with 112kg and won setting a new World Record. In the Clean and Jerk, she did 140kg, also World Record and rewrote […]

05.11.2018

World Record Parade in the men’s 81kg

The men’s 81kg bodyweight category brought amazing competition and a lot of World Records. In the end, the Olympic Champion and now four times World Champion LYU Xiaojun could celebrate, finishing second in both lifts but winning the Gold in the Total. “This is over my expectations. I am not the youngest, but I still […]

04.11.2018

China won Gold – once again

The Olympic and World Champion SHI Zhiyong (CHI) won all three Gold Medals in the men’s 73kg bodyweight category. The Chinese lifter triumphed with 164kg in the Snatch and 196kg in the Clean and Jerk, achieving 5 World Record altogether, with 360kg in the Total. The Silver Medal was taken by Korean WON Jeongsik (348kg) […]

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