Final entries for the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships later this month have broken all previous records - thanks in part to the presence of Iranian female lifters for the first time.
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In a bad week for Russian weightlifting, two new doping suspensions have been announced.
Thailand caused a major surprise by declaring that it wants to compete in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships next month - despite its self-imposed exile for multiple doping offences.
United States and Colombia on medals trail as Chinese weightlifters swarm to top of Olympic rankings lists
China's chances of winning a record haul of Olympic gold medals next year are clear for all to see after the publication of the latest International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) rankings for Tokyo 2020.
Sohrab Moradi, the world and Olympic champion and multiple world record holder, is out of the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships after dislocating his shoulder in training.
Li Wenwen, the world’s most remarkable teenaged weightlifter, caused arguably the biggest surprise during Olympic qualifying when she defeated Russia’s reigning super-heavyweight world champion, Tatiana Kashirina, on the second day of the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic test event.
China’s elite weightlifters enjoyed mixed fortunes on the first day of the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic test event at Tokyo International Forum, with two claiming world records while others missed too many lifts.
Tatiana Kashirina, Russia’s super-heavyweight world champion, faces one of the biggest tests of her career this weekend when she competes against two formidable Chinese opponents at the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic test event.
Doping violation by self-exiled transgender weightlifter will take Armenia over sanctions limit for Tokyo 2020
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has published a new list of anti-doping violations that shows how nations with a poor record are paying the price for their misdemeanours.
African weightlifting champion facing eight-year ban after becoming first violation announced since ITA deal
A 24-year-old Nigerian weightlifter who won her second African Championship only six weeks ago faces an eight-year ban from the sport after testing positive for anabolic steroids for the second time.
Chinese women won the two heaviest weight categories by a combined total of 86kg on the final day of the British International Open, an Olympic qualifying competition running concurrently with the Birds Eye British Championships here tonight.
Ilya Ilyin took another small step towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the unlikely setting of Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England when he suffered another defeat but made his best total since his suspension for doping at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics.
Ali Davoudi missed three of his six lifts on the way to a surprise defeat by Armenian Varazdat Lalayan in the super-heavyweights on the final day of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Suva, Fiji.
Less than a year ago the future looked bleak for British weightlifting - so it is something of a surprise to see Britain hosting an Olympic qualifying competition this weekend in which the entries include some of the sport’s big names.