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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Weightlifter Zhou Xiaoman attempts a new world record in the clean and jerk with 186 kg.

Zhou Xiaoman (CN +87kg) Attempts WR Clean & Jerk But Plates Fall Off

The Chinese super heavy Zhou Xiaoman competed last weekend at the IWF Egat Cup, an Olympic qualifying event in Thailand. Zhou took a very comfortable win in both lifts and of course the total over her teammate and silver medalist Jia Weipeng (116 / 153 / 269 kg) and the bronze medalist from Korea Lee […]

Japanese 73 kg weightlifter Masanori Miyamoto unofficially jerks 200 kg world record.

Masanori Miyamoto (73 kg JPN) Exceeds WR with 200kg Jerk

73 kg Masanori Miyamoto just exceeded the existing 73 kg class clean and jerk world record by 4 kg in the rack jerk. The current world record belongs to the Chinese sensation Shi Zhiyong who set both the snatch and the clean and jerk world record at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships with a 164/196/360 […]

Canadian Senior Weightlifting Record holder Boady Santavy sentenced to jail for 90 days post hit and run incident.

Boady Santavy Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail

The senior Canadian record holder Boady Santavy has been sentenced to 90 days in jail following an incident from April 2018. Boady has been charged for leaving the scene of a crash, previously described by the Blackburn News as a ‘hit and run collision’, having knocked down and caused ‘serious injuries‘ to a pedestrian. Boady […]

Talha Talib 143kg Unofficial Junior World Record Snatch

Pakistan’s 67kg youth sensation Talha Talib snatched an unofficial Junior World Record of 143kg at the Quaid-e-Azam provincial championships. The technique, speed, and depth of the young 19 year old is extremely impressive and predictive of exciting things to come. The current holder of the Junior World Record is Uzbekistan’s Adkhamjon Ergashev who made 142kg […]

Kia Ghadami Unofficial World Record 241kg Clean & Jerk

The Iranian 109kg lifter Kia Ghadami just unofficially broke the World Record clean and jerk at a provincial competition. This 241kg lift is 1kg heavier than the world record set by Armenia’s Simon Martirosyan at the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships. Ghadami snatched 185kg along with this 241kg clean and jerk to total 426kg, 7kg more […]