Weightlifting

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.

2017 Weightlifting World Championships to be held in Penang

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Penang will host the 2017 IWF World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships will be held in Penang, Malaysia, it has been announced. 

Former circus performer secures gold at Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Day six of the IWF World Championships brought yet more medal drama ©IWFA former circus performer won a gold medal, the home crowd cheered as a Kazakh lifter came from nowhere to take a silver, and China's Wei Deng made a sensational recovery from a poor start in an exciting women's 63 kilogram at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships.

Albanian wins first European gold medal of Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Daniel Godelli has won the first European gold medal of the 2014 Weightlifting World Championships ©IWF/InstagramDaniel Godelli won Europe's first gold medals of this year's International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in an exciting tussle for the men's 77 kilogram title here today.

China's Deng takes overall title on day four of Weightlifting World Championships

By Brian Oliver at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty

Mengrong Deng took the overall title at the IWF World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan today ©Getty ImagesChina's Mengrong Deng missed a gold medal in both the snatch and the clean-and-jerk in the women's 58 kilogram, but won the coveted overall title at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships here.
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