Weightlifting

Nigerian weightlifter stripped of gold medal after positive doping test confirmed

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her gold medal ©AFP/Getty ImagesNigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been stripped of her 53kg weightlifting title this afternoon after a B-sample confirmed her positive doping test, with gold being awarded instead to Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea.

International Weightlifting Federation working hard to tackle doping problems despite teenage positive

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

The IWF believe they are making progress with regard to tackling doping problems ©Getty ImagesOfficials from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have outlined the varied work being done to tackle lingering doping problems in the sport, which they claim are proving successful despite the failed test registered by Nigerian teenager Chika Amalaha here this week.

Kiribati claims historic first Commonwealth Games gold medal

By Gary Anderson at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow

David Katoatau of Kiribati became the first ever athlete from his country to win a Commonwealth Games medal ©AFP/Getty ImagesHistory was made here tonight as the remote Pacific island of Kiribati won its first ever Commonwealth Games medal and it came in the form of gold from weightlifter David Katoatau, who sealed his win in truly dramatic fashion in front of a packed arena.

Returning champion Breeze leads Welsh weightlifting squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Michaela Breeze will be looking to secure a sixth Commonwealth Games medal in Glasgow this year ©AFP/Getty ImagesDouble Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michaela Breeze has been named as part of a seven-strong Wales weightlifting team for Glasgow 2014 as she goes in search of a sixth medal at the Games after coming out of retirement.

Weightlifting qualification for Nanjing 2014 ends

By Zjan Shirinian

The weightlifting competition in Nanjing will be held in the Nanjing International Expo Centre ©LatinContent/Getty ImagesQualification for the weightlifting competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has ended.

British Weight Lifting secures sponsorship with Elite Sports Performance Technologies

By Gary Anderson

British Weight Lifting and ESP have signed a sponsorship deal which was debuted at the recent British Championships in Coventry ©BWLBritish Weight Lifting (BWL) has announced a partnership agreement with strength and power training equipment supplier Elite Sport Performance Technologies (ESP).

Weightlifter Monika Devi in provisional Glasgow 2014 squad despite missing drugs test

By Gary Anderson

April 2 – Monika Devi has been included in the Indian provisional squad for Glasgow 2014 and Incheon 2014 despite missing a drugs test in December ©AFP/Getty ImagesIndian weightlifter Monika Devi has been included in the country's provisional squad for this year's Commonwealth Games and Asian Games despite missing a drugs test last December.

Trinidad and Tobago mourns death of nation's first Olympic medallist Wilkes

By Emily Goddard

Rodney Wilkes (in second place) has died at the age of 89 ©WikipediaMarch 27 - Rodney Wilkes, the weightlifter who won Trinidad and Tobago's first ever Olympic medal, has died at the age of 89 after battling against prostate cancer.

Russian duo Albegov and Kashirina awarded 2013 Lifter of the Year trophies

By Gary Anderson

March 26 – Ruslan Albegov has been voted IWF Male Lifter of 2013 ©Getty Images Russia's Ruslan Albegov and Tatiana Kashirina have been announced as the winners of the 2013 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Lifter of the Year trophies, after dominant displays at the World Championships in Wroclaw.
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