There was a rare sight at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent when the top two finishers in the men’s 96kg failed to match the top two Pan American lifters at the same weight.
Kianoush Rostami won an Asian Championships gold medal but he could not have looked unhappier on the platform and the podium in Tashkent.
A formal complaint of unethical behaviour and "anti-Olympism" by the Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been made by four of the governing body’s member federations.
Lyu Xiaojun, whose 37th birthday falls during weightlifting’s competition time at the Olympic Games in July, has given himself the chance to celebrate it with another gold medal by winning the Asian Championships at 81kg.
Shi Zhiyong of China broke one of his own world records on the way to an emphatic victory in the men’s 73 kilograms at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
Kuo Hsing-Chun of Chinese Taipei broke two world records, and China had another 1-2 finish on day three of the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
Thailand has failed in its attempt to overturn its suspension from weightlifting and to challenge the principle of member federations being held responsible for the actions of its athletes and coaches.
The women's 64 kilograms contest at the Pan American Weightlifting Championships, which start in the Dominican Republic tomorrow, highlights the improved performance of the United States and Canada throughout Olympic qualifying.
China’s seemingly unbeatable weightlifters finished the opening weekend of the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent with three gold medals, two silvers and two world records.
Many of the world’s best weightlifters will be in action in Tashkent in Uzbekistan over the next week at the Asian Championships, including at least 11 potential Olympic gold medallists.
Christine Girard: Weightlifting has a clear choice in this high-stakes IWF election - embrace positive culture change or face years on the sidelines
As I made my way through the weightlifting ranks, competing as a young athlete in a sport tainted by doping - and with rumours of countries constantly getting away with doping - it taught me just to focus on my own performance, and controlling the controllable.
The European Weightlifting Championships ended on a high note in Moscow, where the incomparable Lasha Talakhadze broke two world records.
Shock defeat for Martirosyan leaves Ukraine top of European Weightlifting Championships medals table
Simon Martirosyan, multiple world record holder and one of the strongest prospects for Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020, suffered a shock defeat in the men’s 109 kilograms at the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow.
If Emily Campbell puts in a good performance in the women’s super-heavyweights she could help Britain to its best performance at the European Weightlifting Championships since 1948.
Anton Pliesnoi underlined his status as one of Europe’s top hopes for an Olympic weightlifting medal when he was a clear winner of the 96-kilogram continental title in Moscow.