Weightlifting

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.

African Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships switched to Tunis

By Gary Anderson

March 13 - Tunis has replaced Yaoundé as host of the African Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships next month ©AFP/Getty ImagesTunis will be the new venue for this year's African Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships after it was changed from original host city Yaoundé following "technical problems", the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced.

English beauty queen targets weightlifting gold at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Emily Goddard

Sarah Davies is targeting weightlifting gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©starnow.comFebruary 17 - Sarah Davies, a former Miss Leeds, has said she is targeting gold in the weightlifting competition at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Weightlifting qualification criteria for Rio 2016 approved by IOC

By Gary Anderson

February 2 - The IOC and IWF have revealed the qualification process for Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesWeightlifting qualification criteria for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has been announced following its approval by the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board. 

Attila Adamfi appointed first ever director general of IWF

By Paul Osborne

Atiila Adamfi has been appointed as the IWF's first ever director general ©IWFJanuary 29 - Hungarian Attila Adamfi has been appointed the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) first ever director general as the organisation continues in the restructuring of its administration in order to further improve its efficiency and cooperation.

Weightlifter Robles vows to compete at Rio 2016 despite two-year drugs ban

By Gary Anderson

January 15 - US weightlifter Sarah Robles has been banned for two years by USADA ©AFP/Getty ImagesAmerican weightlifter Sarah Robles has been handed a two-year ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after failing three drugs tests, but has vowed to return and compete at Rio 2016.

London 2012 Olympian Oliver named British Weight Lifting Athlete of the Year

By Gary Anderson

December 31 - Jack Oliver picked up the 2013 Weightlifter of the Year Award ©Rebecca Andrews/BWLLondon 2012 Olympian Jack Oliver has been named as the British Weight Lifting (BWL) Athlete of the Year for 2013.
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