There was a surprise defeat for Lidia Valentin when she failed with her final lift in the women’s 76kg on day six of the European Weightlifting Championships in Batumi, Georgia.
Weightlifters from across Europe feel they are victims of an “outdated” data system at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after being barred from competing at the European Championships, which start in Batumi, Georgia today.
Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation to make final plea for increased Tokyo 2020 quota places in meeting with IOC and IWF
Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation (WFRK) officials are set to meet representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the sport's worldwide governing body in a last-ditch attempt to increase the size of their team for Tokyo 2020.
Weightlifting will be granted full inclusion on the programme for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris once the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has handed over its entire anti-doping operation to the International Testing Agency (ITA), it was announced here today.
Kazakhstan drops legal challenge against International Weightlifting Federation Olympic qualification system
A legal challenge filed by the Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation (WFRK) against the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) Olympic qualification system for Tokyo 2020 has been dropped, it was announced today.
Once again two athletes claimed triple gold in their divisions on day six of the International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships in Las Vegas.
Kazakhstan's Yessenkeldi Sapi produced some outstanding lifting to easily claim the men's 81 kilograms overall gold medal at the International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships in Las Vegas.
Uzbekistan's Nigora Abdullaeva has become the latest athlete to win all three gold medals in her weight category at the International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships in Las Vegas.
Italy's Sergio Massidda won a hat-trick of golds on day two of the International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships in Las Vegas.
Thailand has agreed to ban itself from weightlifting because of its recent doping record and will miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but it will still host the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships.
Buenos Aires 2018 gold medallist Fayzullaeva headlines field for 2019 IWF Youth World Championships in Las Vegas
Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) gold medallist Kumushkhon Fayzullaeva will be among those vying for glory at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships with the event due to begin in Las Vegas tomorrow.
Valentín officially completes historic Olympic triple after finally receiving re-allocated gold medal from London 2012
Spain's Lidia Valentín has officially made history as the first female weightlifter to medal at three Olympic Games, having been belatedly awarded the women's 75 kilograms gold from London 2012 at a ceremony in Madrid.
IWF encouraging athletes to complete iLiftClean course at Youth World Championships as efforts to tackle doping continue
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is encouraging the athletes currently making their final preparations for the Youth World Championships to complete its iLiftClean e-learning course.
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.