China’s Hou Zhihui clinched gold in the women’s 49 kilogram competition at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo.
Saudi Arabia’s Mansour Al-Saleem emerged men’s 55 kilogram champion as the Asian Weightlifting Championships began at Ningbo in China.
When athletes from Greece, Belgium and Austria won medals last Friday, the penultimate day of the European Weightlifting Championships, they collectively helped to set a record that will be welcomed by everybody working to clean up a sport that has for so long been tainted by doping.
Weightlifters from across Europe feel they are victims of an “outdated” data system at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after being barred from competing at the European Championships, which start in Batumi, Georgia today.
British weightlifter Sonny Webster has been banned for a further three years for operating as a coach while suspended.
Russia's absence from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships, which finished last week in Las Vegas, was a direct result of the United States' failure to issue visas for the team, the Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) President Maxim Agapitov said.
The International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships came to an end in Las Vegas today with hosts the United States claiming two medals in the women’s over-81 kilogram division.
Romania's achievement in winning 12 medals at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Las Vegas has been tempered by the news that one of their athletes has become the 55th weightlifter to test positive in the retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Lifters from Mexico and Uzbekistan both achieved a clean sweep of titles in their class as the International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships continued in Las Vegas.
When Karoliina Lundahl first took up weightlifting in the 1980s it was a men-only sport dominated by Europe.
Tu Tung Do of Vietnam won a hat-trick of gold medals with three youth world records as the International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships began in Las Vegas.
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.
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.