The women's super-heavyweight world champion Tatiana Kashirina suffered her first defeat since 2012 at the International Weightlifting Federation Fuzhou World Cup, which ended in dramatic style.
There were another two world records for host nation China at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou - where the all-round success of Chinese weightlifting is clear to see in terms of performance, structure and even in business.
Weightlifting superstar Deng Wei delights her young fans with three world records in four lifts at IWF World Cup
China’s Deng Wei lived up to her billing as one of the world’s best - and most popular - weightlifters with three world records in only four lifts as she won the women’s 64 kilograms, the only competitive event on day three of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou.
On another world record breaking day for hosts China at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou, the punishing demands of the new Olympic qualifying programme led to Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo taking a rest from competition.
There were two world records for China, and a resounding defeat for a North Korean Olympic champion, on day one of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup in Fuzhou, an Olympic qualifying event.
An array of Olympic and world champions from North Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam and Indonesia will line up at the World Cup Olympic qualifying competition here in Fuzhou over the next five days - but collectively they are unlikely to upstage the host nation's formidable team.
The 2019 International Weightlifting Federation World Cup is set to begin tomorrow in Fuzhou in China, where 20 gold medals will be up for grabs.
"No way cheats can make it to Tokyo 2020" says IWF director general as weightlifting focus turns to Olympic qualifying
The recent spate of doping violations in weightlifting - 22 athletes suspended in the past three months - and the method of their detection sends a clear message to everyone in the sport that cheats will be caught.
Sohrab Moradi, one of the world's best weightlifters who was seen as a strong favourite to win a second Olympic gold medal next year, is likely to miss Tokyo 2020 because of a serious back injury suffered in training this week.
Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze and Spain's Lidia Valentín have been named the respective men's and women's Lifters of the Year for 2018, repeating the feat they achieved for 2017.
Two more of Thailand’s medallists from the 2018 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships have tested positive and are provisionally suspended.
The most successful female coach in world weightlifting failed to turn up for a groundbreaking women's coaching seminar in Sweden, at which Asia was the only continent not represented.
USA Weightlifting (USAW) is continuing its attempts to change the voting rules of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) despite an initial lack of support for the idea from a working party.
International Weightlifting Federation visit Las Vegas to prepare for 2019 Youth World Championships
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) carried out a two-day technical visit to Las Vegas to assess preparations for this year's Youth World Championships.
Mattie Rogers has moved up the World Championships podium after a career-ending doping suspension was imposed on an Albanian medallist.