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.
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.
Dekha benefits from Valentin’s absence to win controversial European Weightlifting Championships gold
Iryna Dekha of Ukraine took advantage of the absence of Lidia Valentin to win gold at the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow and effectively confirm her place as Europe’s top qualifier in the women’s 76 kilograms for Tokyo 2020.
Bulgarian teenager smashes records and Britain win rare gold at European Weightlifting Championships
Britain won its first continental weightlifting title since 1995 and a Bulgarian teenager set four world records on day five of the European Championships in Moscow.
North Korea’s decision not to compete at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will have a bigger effect in weightlifting than in any other sport, judged by past performance and the current qualifying rankings.
Loredana Toma broke a European record on her way to yet another gold medal at the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow.
Kostova wins closely fought women’s 59kg category on third day of European Weightlifting Championships
Azerbaijan’s Boyanka Kostova won the women’s 59 kilogram title on the third day of competition at the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow.
The Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has disbanded the Commission it set up to reform the sport before it has finished its job.
Bulgaria’s Angel Rusev won the men’s under 55 kilogram competition on the second day of the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow.
Bulgaria’s Nadezhda Nguen claimed two gold medals in the women’s 45 kilogram event as the European Weightlifting Championships began in Moscow.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has sent amended qualifying rules for Tokyo 2020 to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) only two days before athletes return to the platform.