The biggest star of the show duly delivered when Lasha Talakhadze easily added the European Under-23 super-heavyweight title to a list of achievements that includes Olympic and World Championship gold, and a world record.
Russia won three European Junior and Under-23 weightlifting titles here in Eilat, taking their tally for the week to eight - but their efforts paled into insignificance alongside the further blackening of Russian weightlifting’s reputation through the latest revelations in the McLaren Report.
Freyja Olafsdotttir, a 20-year-old from Reykjavik, was never going to challenge for a place on the podium on a day when Ukraine won three European junior titles, but she won the popularity contest in Eilat – and recent happenings in Iceland have been one of the big talking points of the week among coaches and officials here.
Romanian and Russian give rivals the elbow at European Junior and Under-23 Weightlifting Championships
Two weightlifters who suffered elbow injuries at the World Championships and Olympic Games took gold on day four of the European Junior and Under-23 Championships here in Eilat.
A lifetime-best performance by the 18-year-old Latvian Rebekah Koha earned her a second European junior title and continued her progression in what should be an illustrious weightlifting career at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships here.
On a glorious day for Italy at the European Junior and Under-23 Championships a policeman from Sicily won his seventh European title since 2011 and strengthened his home town’s claim to be the undisputed champion city of world weightlifting.
Bulgaria make early impression at European Junior Weightlifting Championships but small piece of history for Norway
Stilyan Grozdev, a 17-year-old Bulgarian, broke two records as former Soviet Bloc countries won all four overall gold medals on day one of the European Junior Weightlifting Championships here.
The difference between the highest and lowest totals lifted by the men’s super-heavyweights at the European Under-23 Championships could be 150 kilograms – because the world record holder and reigning Olympic champion will be competing.
Turkish weightlifter Sibel Özkan will officially lose her Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed her appeal against her retroactive disqualification from the 48 kilograms event by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for doping.
Maxim Agapitov has been elected as the permanent President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) following the resignation of Sergey Syrtsov.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that six weightlifters will be stripped of medals won at the London 2012 Games due to retrospective drug test failures.
IWF to take over selection of Beijing 2008 and London 2012 re-analysis cases following IOC disqualification verdicts
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is set to take over the results management of 11 re-analysis cases from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission’s recent disqualification of results.
Malaysia claimed a memorable gold medal double at their home 2016 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Penang, as Zaidi Bin Mohd Nordin Muhammad and Hafifi Bin Mansor Mohd won the men's 62 and 69 kilogram events respectively.
Iran’s Ali Davoudi held off the challenge of Russia’s Dimitrii Gretsa to earn the final gold medal of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Penang.
Keydomar Vallenilla Sanchez won overall and clean and jerk gold in the men's 85kg category as the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships continued in Penang in Malaysia today.