Kazakhstan’s weightlifters have overtaken Russia in the Olympic doping league of shame.
Three female Chinese weightlifters are set to be stripped of their Beijing 2008 gold medals after the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) released the names of 11 athletes who have failed tests following re-analysis of their samples from the Games.
Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov has become the first athlete to be stripped of a Rio 2016 Olympic medal for doping after a positive test for strychnine.
Georgian heavyweight weightlifting gold for Talakhadze as Iranian fails to register valid clean and jerk
Weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 ended here in controversial fashion tonight as Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze took over 105 kilograms gold and a world record to boot, but only after Iranian favourite Behded Salimikordasiabi failed to register a valid clean and jerk lift.
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamas Ajan has given a "guarantee" that all lifters from Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will be handed a one-year ban from competition following Rio 2016.
Nurudonov secures first Olympic weightlifting medal for Uzbekistan with dominant under 105kg victory
Ruslan Nurudonov claimed Uzbekistan's first ever Olympic weightlifting medal with gold in the men's under 105 kilograms division at RioCentro Pavillion 2 here today.
Meng Suping claimed China’s fifth weightlifting gold medal of these Olympic Games after winning the women’s over 75 kilograms category at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 venue in Rio de Janeiro.
Sohrab Moradi made it two Olympic weightlifting gold medals in as many days for Iran after winning the men’s 94 kilograms title at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 venue in Rio de Janeiro.
Polish Weightlifting Federation President set to be upgraded to Beijing 2008 gold medal resigns amid doping scandal
Oympic weightlifting champion Adrian Zieliński has joined his brother Tomasz in being sent home from Rio 2016 as a doping scandal engulfs the Polish team.
Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami broke the clean and jerk world record to win the men's 85 kilograms Olympic title and clinch his country's first medal of these Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 venue in Rio de Janeiro.
Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov smashed the clean and jerk world record to steal the men’s 77 kilograms Olympic weightlifting gold medal from the grasp of China’s Lyu Xiaojun at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 venue in Rio de Janeiro.
China’s weightlifters – winner of five Olympic gold medals overall at London 2012 - won both today’s finals to bring their total of golds to three so far at Rio 2016.
An Olympic record of 110 kilograms in the snatch section helped 21-year-old Sukanya Srisurat become the youngest ever Olympic champion in the women’s 58kg weightlifting event here as she and fellow Thai lifter Pimsiri Sirikaew took respective gold and silver at Rio 2016.
Eight years after winning the Olympic 56 kilograms weightlifting title on the home soil of Beijing as a 17-year-old, China’s Long Qingquan returned to the top of the podium after a titanic and dramatic contest with North Korea’s defending champion Om Yun Chol – and it took a world record total of 307kg to do it.
Sopita Tanasan earned Thailand its fourth Olympic medal in women’s weightlifting since it was introduced at the 2000 Sydney Games as she managed a combined total of 200 kilograms in the women’s 48kg final at the Riocentro – Pavilion 2 here.