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More IWF Suspensions for Russian Lifters Based On McLaren Evidence

Following on from the five suspensions earlier this week, a further five Russian weightlifters have been suspended pending the outcome of investigations against them. Evidence has been supplied to the IWF by the World Anti-Doping Administration (WADA), based on that collected by the McLaren report. The new suspensions are: Dimitriy Lapikov – already stripped of …

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Can Sohrab Moradi still qualify for the Olympics?

Sohrab Moradi Out of the World Championships, So What Next?

With Sohrab Moradi now confirmed out of the 2019 World Championships, the question on everybody’s lips is whether or not he still has a chance at Olympic qualification. Now that the Olympic qualification system is so much more involved with the many meets that make up the preceding 18 months, any injury can potentially be …

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How can we use PRE for Olympic Weightlifting training?

RPE for Weightlifting: What, Why, and Common Criticisms

*Before we dive into this topic I would like to extend my gratitude to Mike Tuchscherer. Without his influence this article would not be possible, as he is the reason the RPE scale made its way into powerlifting, weightlifting, and other barbell sports. Nearly everything I know about this topic comes from the countless hours …

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Ali Moradi

Ali Moradi Re-Elected as Iranian Weightlifting President

The President of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation, Ali Moradi has been confirmed for another four-year term. In an election, he secured 22 of the 43 available votes. During his time as President, Moradi has been instrumental in enabling Iranian women to begin competing in weightlifting. His re-election means that process looks set to continue and …

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Results for the Japan-China-Korea Friendship Tournament (Tokyo 2020 Test Event)

Japan-China-Korea Friendship Tournament (Tokyo 2020 Test Event)

The Japan-China-Korea Friendship Tournament, which runs July 6-7, is a Silver Olympic Qualification Event for Tokyo, and is a Test Event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Athletes competing will receive a 5% Robi point bonus. Results Results will be uploaded gradually over the course of the competition. Men’s 73 kg Pos Athlete Country Snatch C+J …

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