IWF EB Approves Draft Constitution Ahead of Key Congress
Member federations call for IWF executive board to step down to keep the sport in the Olympics
USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews: “There appears to be an air of certainty at this stage that we have only until 7 September to save our sport’s place on the Olympic Program”.
Uzbek ace breaks Olympic records on his way to weightlifting gold: “I didn’t think I could get these records and this medal”
Akbar Djuraev, 21, takes home Uzbekistan’s second weightlifting gold medal at an Olympics.
Weightlifting Day Ahead – Men’s 109kg category features on penultimate competition day in Tokyo
Armenian Simon Martirosyan, the silver medalist from Rio 2016 and reigning world champion, is the main favorite to win gold.
Weightlifter Neisi Dajomes Barrera becomes the first woman from Ecuador to be crowned an Olympic champion
Kate Nye of the United States wins silver, the best weightlifting result in 21 years for her country
Arley Méndez, the weightlifter who smoked cannabis looking to test positive to get rid of the pressure of the Games
The Chilean-Cuban weightlifter Arley Mendez smoked marijuana to deliberately test positive in a control prior to the Games. After finishing last in his category, he exploded and confessed that he suffers from depression.
Weightlifter El-Bakh becomes Qatar’s first Olympic champion, setting records in the process
El-Bakh, 23, won in style as he registered a new Olympic record with a total of 402kg with a 177kg snatch and a 225kg clean and jerk which was also an Olympic record.
Laurel Hubbard calls Olympics a “global celebration” and commends the IOC for its commitment to making sport open and inclusive
The IOC says it is not aware of any other athlete who is openly transgender and has competed in an Olympics.
IOC President Bach witnesses Chinese domination at the weightlifting
China maintained their perfect record at the weightlifting as their men followed the success of Hou Zhihui
China’s Hou Zhihui wins opening weightlifting gold with an Olympic record
Almost effortless lifts from Zhihui as a world-class field failed to keep pace with the Chinese powerhouse.