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Ilya Ilyin clean and jerks his 233 world record Olympic winning lift

Ilya Ilyin Comeback Tracker – 2019

In an attempt to make potential projections for Ilya Ilyin’s potential Tokyo 2020 performance I thought it would be a good idea to start tracking his progress during his return in 2019. Ilya Ilyin entered 2019 lifting a fraction of his all time best. His best ever lifts can be found at the end of […]

Mirabai Chanu Targeting Olympic Gold for India

After success at the Egat Cup (192kg total, gold medal), Indian -49 lifter Mirabai Chanu has said that she is aiming for a 210 kg total in Tokyo, which should give her the gold medal, along with a world record. In an interview with the Times of India, Mirabai revealed her plans to add more […]

2019 Fajr Cup in Tehran - Weightlifting Olympic Qualification

Lifters from 20 Nations to Compete at Fajr Cup

The Iranian Weightlifting Federation has announced that athletes from twenty nations have registered to compete at the Fajr Cup, which takes place in Tehran from 1st – 5th March 2019. The Fajr Cup is a silver-level Olympic qualification event, with a 5% Robi point bonus (see our Olympic qualification guide for why this matters) The […]

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IWF World Cup – Start List & Schedule

RESULTS – For results click here! This year’s IWF World Cup is being held in Fuzhou China from February 22nd – 27th. The World Cup is a silver level qualifying competition, meaning that it offers a 5% Robi point bonus to athletes who compete. Silver level competitions include Cups, Games, and Regional Championships. You can […]

Malaysia Faces Suspension from Weightlifting

The IWF has confirmed four-year suspensions for three Malaysian weightlifters following failed tests in 2018. This means Malaysia is likely to be suspended completely from weightlifting for having three anti-doping violations in a year. The suspension could last up to four years. All three athletes tested positive for Stanozolol in tests on samples taken at […]

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USA Squad for 2019 Pan American Championships

USA Weightlifting has announced its squad for the 2019 Pan American Weightlifting Championships Men Name BW CAT Hometown Coach Club Jordan Wissinger 67kg Denver, PA Dane Miller Garage Strength Alex Lee 67kg Chandler, AZ Shahin Nasirnia Alee Athletics CJ Cummings 73kg Beaufort, SC Rayford Jones Team Divergent Harrison Maurus 81kg Auburn, WA Kevin Simons Alpha […]

Jr world record holder CJ Cummings hits all time records 149/189 at the American Junior Nationals

CJ Cummings (USA -73kg) Hits 149/189 kg at the American Junior Nationals

The junior clean and jerk world record holder CJ Cummings competed at the American Junior National Championships last weekend and made some huge lifts! Despite attempting and failing to equal the junior world standard in the snatch at 152 kg on his third attempt, CJ did further his own personal best by another kilo with […]

German 81 kg weightlifter jerks 210 kg off the blocks

Max Lang (DE – 81 kg) Jerks 210 kg from the Blocks

Max Lang is one of the most well-known weightlifters in the world at the moment in large part due to his technique, of which his jerk is by far and away the most impressive. Max just hit an astonishingly heavy jerk of 210 kg, 4 kg above the 81 kg class world standard of 206 […]

Chinese weightlifter Su Ying clean and jerks 200 kg in training

Su Ying (CN 73/81 kg) Clean & Jerks 200 kg

Weighing in at 78 kg the Chinese weightlifter Su Ying just hit a stunning 200 kg clean and jerk in training this week. We have not seen Su Ying compete internationally since the 2016 Asian Championships Weightlifting where he placed third. This 200 kg lift from training is now equal to the most weight that […]

Full weightlifting results for the 2019 IWF EGAT Cup

IWF EGAT Cup – Full Results

February 7-10th saw the IWF EGAT Cup in Thailand, a bronze level qualification event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 98 lifters across 24 different countries took to the stage to continue navigating their way towards Olympic glory. A full list of qualification regulations can be found here. This competition saw the return of the World […]