weightlifting

Lasha Talakhadze competes for best weightlifter title

Lasha Talakhadze competes for best weightlifter title

Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze has been nominated for the Best Male Lifter in 2018 by the International Weightlifting Federation. The voting for revealing the World Best weightlifter of the year 2018 will be ended …

 Ashgabat to host World Weightlifting Championship

Ashgabat to host World Weightlifting Championship

The World Weightlifting Championship will be held in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat from October 281 to November 10, 2018, local media reported. Turkmenistan’s bid to host the World Weightlifting Championship was unanimously …

 Georgian athlete named lifter of the year

Georgian athlete named lifter of the year

Georgia’s weightlifting world champion and record-breaking athlete Lasha Talakhadze was named the International Weightlifting Federation’s Lifter of the Year via an online poll. Talakhadze, who broke three …

Georgia wins first female gold in weightlifting

Georgia wins first female gold in weightlifting

Anastasia Hotfrid, representing Georgia at the world championship in weightlifting in the US city of Anaheim, has won the Georgian team’s first gold medal. . She competed in the 90kg category and lifted 265kg in …

Turkmenistan to host Weightlifting World Championships in 2018

Turkmenistan to host Weightlifting World Championships in 2018

The International Weightlifting Federation has announced that the 2018 IWF World Championships will be held in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan. It was originally announced over two years ago that the contest would be held in …

Iranian women to be allowed to compete internationally

Iranian women to be allowed to compete internationally

Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country’s weightlifting federation, Ali Moradi, said. "We have established the Iran …

Weightlifting legend Naim Süleymanoğlu dies at age 50

Weightlifting legend Naim Süleymanoğlu dies at age 50

Multiple World and Olympic weightlifting champion Naim Süleymanoğlu has died at the age of 50 after having been placed into intensive care at the Ataşehir Memorial in Istanbul, Turkish media said Saturday, Daily Sabah …

IWF suspends Russia for one year

IWF suspends Russia for one year

The Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has upheld the decision to suspend Russia from international events for 12 months, the IWF press service said on Saturday, TASS reports. Earlier in the day, the IWF …

Fourth day of 4th Islamic Solidarity Games kicks off in Baku

Fourth day of 4th Islamic Solidarity Games kicks off in Baku

The fourth day of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games has kicked off in Baku. Today, on May 15, Athletes will compete for 32 medal sets: artistic gymnastics, judo, shooting, swimming, weightlifting and tennis events. In artistic …

Kazakh weightlifter stripped of Olympic gold medals

Kazakh weightlifter stripped of Olympic gold medals

Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin has been stripped of two Olympic gold medals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) , the press service of the Kazakh National Olympic Committee said. 2008 Beijing …

Three Kazakh athletes stripped of Olympic medals

Three Kazakh athletes stripped of Olympic medals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that three female weightlifters from Kazakhstan have been stripped off Olympic gold medals they won in London in 2012 for failing anti-doping tests. The IOC issued the  …