Weightlifting

Logo for 2015 World Weightlifting Championships unveiled

By Liam Morgan

The 2015 IWF World Championships will take place in the United States for the first time in 40 years ©IWFThe Organising Committee for the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, due to take place in Houston, Texas, have unveiled their logo for the competition which runs from November 20 to 28.

Britain's most successful weightlifter Louis Martin dies aged 78

By Emily Goddard

Louis Martin has died at the age of 78 ©Getty ImagesLouis Martin, Great Britain's most successful weightlifter and former British Weight Lifting President, has died at the age of 78.

Asian Weightlifting Federation to move to Doha as Qatari re-elected President

By Duncan Mackay

Qatar's Mohamed Yousef Al Mana has been re-elected President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation ©IWFQatar's Mohammed Yousef Al-Mana has been re-elected unopposed as President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) as it was announced that the organisation's headquarters are to move from Tehran to Doha.

Two gold medal winners among eight to test positive at World Weightlifting Championships

By Paul Osborne

Eight weightlifters have been provisionally banned by the IWF for failign doping tests ©Getty ImagesThe ugly head of doping has reared its head again as eight athletes, including two gold medallists, have been provisionally suspended after failing doping tests at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty.

Exclusive: North Korea hopes to host Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver

North Korea hopes to host the Weightlifting World Championships ©Getty ImagesNorth Korea, the world's most reclusive country, wants to host an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and the sport's world governing body is keen for it to happen - so, too, are rival teams across the globe.

Exclusive: Weightlifting to introduce video technology after Glasgow 2014 controversy

By Brian Oliver at Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

A controversial decision at Glasgow 2014 involving Steven Kari has led to the introduction of video technology ©Getty ImagesWeightlifting is to introduce video technology after a series of controversial results in recent international competitions.

Kashirina sets five world records on way to gold at Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Tatiana Kashirina set five world records on her way to gold at the Weightlifting World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe awesome Tatiana Kashirina of Russia set five world records on her way to victory in the women's super-heavyweight category on another remarkable day at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships here.

Home favourite tops spectacular men's 105kg contest at Weightlifting World Championships in Almaty

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin topped a spectacular day at the IWF World Championships ©Getty ImagesWhatever other sport was going on around the world today it cannot possibly have matched this for drama, excitement and breathtaking quality.

North Korea overtake China at top of Weightlifting World Championships medals table

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Un Hui Ryo won her first world title with a clean sweep of three golds in the women's 69kg ©IWFNorth Korea overtook China at the top of the medals table at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and, after a sensational finish in the men's 94 kilogram category two-and-a-half hours later, they might well stay there.
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