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Asian Championships Start List

The start book for the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships has been made available.

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Lasha Talakhadze | My Prediction

On Saturday 13th of April, on the final day of the European Weightlifting...

Dr. Mike Israetel – Five Things I Learned

This is a series in which we will attempt to collect, reflect...

Fiber Typing National and World-Caliber Weightlifters

INTRODUCTION A study recently published (2019)...


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Mirabai Chanu

Indian Team for Asian Championships 2019

India will send a team of eight men and four women to the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships. While the...
2019 Fajr Cup in Tehran - Weightlifting Olympic Qualification

Iran Women Set For Asian Championships

Iran will send a team of seven women to the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships, in a sign of a continuing commitment to...

European Championships 2019 – Day 7

Women's 81 kg There wasn't a huge amount of interest in this non-Olympic category – apparently, it was shown...
Rustam Djangabaev

Former Asian Champion Tests Positive

Rustam Djangabaev, the Uzbekistan super-heavyweight, has tested positive for use of human growth hormone and faces a ban from sport.

European Championships 2019 – Day 6

Men's 89 kg This group was a battle between Revaz Davitadze (Georgia), who had huge home support, and Hakob...
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Kazakhstan Team for Asian Championhips 2019

Kazakhstan has announced their team for the 2019 Asian Championships, to be held later this month in Nigbo, China.

European Championships 2019 – Day 5

Women's 71 kg It's fairly unusual for medals to be won from the B group of a category but...

Pan American Championships 2019 – Final Entry List

The final entry list for the Pan American Championships 2019 has been released.

European Championships 2019 – Day 4

Women's 64 kg Loredana Toma (Romania) seemed a dead cert to win this group and that is how it...

European Championships 2019 – Day 3

Women's 59 kg This was a group that many were looking forward to, mainly because the super talented Rebeka...

European Championships 2019 – Day 2

Women's 55 kg This group was all over the place. The winner of the snatch gold – Lucrezia Magistris...

41 Lifters Barred From Europeans

InsideTheGames are reporting that forty-one athletes have been barred from competing at the 2019 European Weightlifting Championships due to them failing to...

European Championships Day 1

W45 The first A group of the day was the Women's 45 kg category. Turkey's Şazi̇ye Erdoğan took the...

Russian and Thai Lifters Test Positive

Two new anti-doping test failures have been announced by the IWF. Russian Nadezhda Lomova and Thai Witsanu Chantri have both been suspended...
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British Squad for the 2019 European Championships

British Weightlifting will send a team of ten women and six men to the 2019 European Weightlifting Championships in Batumi, Georgia in...
USA Weightlifting - Las Vegas International Open 2019 Weightlifting

USA Lifters To Compete At British International Open

Team USA will bring several athletes over to the UK in June for the British International Open, a bronze-level Olympic qualifier.
Asian Weightlifting Federation

Asian Championships 2019 Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships. This schedule has been confirmed after the final entry date so should...

40 Years of Olympic Weightlifting Mascots

The mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been revealed: According to the Tokyo...
Valentin Hristov with and without an Olympic bronze medal

Valentin Hristov Loses 2012 Bronze Due To Failed Retest

Azerbaijan's 2012 Bronze medalist in the men's 56 kg category will be stripped of his medal and likely banned for life after...
Flag of Kazakhstan at the 2018 World Weghtlifting Championships

Kazakhstan to Beg IOC to Allow Them More 2020 Slots

InsideTheGames are reporting that Kazakhstan weightlifting officials will meet with representatives of the International Olympic Committee to ask them to allow additional...