Katherine Nye has capped a remarkable run of weightlifting achievements by the United States by becoming the first American to be named world weightlifter of the year.
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All change in Pan American Weightlifting Federation as Quiñones takes over and secretariat moves to the US
Willian Ozuna has been ousted and the Peruvian José Quiñones is the new man in charge of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF), which is moving its secretariat to the United States.
Peru, USA and Argentina team up in attempt to oust "manipulative" President of Pan American weightlifting
Complaints of geographical bias, manipulation of the rules, inadequate accounting, lack of transparency and unconstitutional behaviour by the leadership of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF) have led to three nations teaming up to try to set up a new regime.
The Asian Weightlifting Championships is being moved from Kazakhstan at less than nine weeks’ notice because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Details of a progressive proposal to give athletes at least one vote on the Executive Board, and the right of veto over decisions that directly impact them, were revealed at an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) “think tank” meeting in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
Super-heavyweight weightlifter Aleksei Lovchev had his best result since serving a four-year doping disqualification to earn a place in Russia’s team for the European Championships in Moscow in April.
A remarkable performance by the 20-year-old super-heavyweight Ali Davoudi has brightened Iran’s prospects of making the weightlifting podium at Tokyo 2020.
Candidates from Turkey, Russia and Moldova are in the running to replace Antonio Urso as President of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF).
Laurel Hubbard kept alive her hopes of competing at Tokyo 2020 when she won the women’s super-heavyweight contest at the Roma World Cup, the first Olympic qualifying event of the year.
Richard McLaren, the Canadian lawyer whose investigative work did so much to expose state-sponsored doping in Russian sport, is to lead the independent investigation into allegations of corruption in weightlifting.
Eileen Cikamatana failed with a world record attempt at the Roma 2020 World Cup but comfortably earned her third straight victory for Australia, the nation she has competed for since last May.
Loredana Toma gave Romanian weightlifting a welcome boost when she made a career-best total and set three European records at the Roma 2020 World Cup, the first Olympic qualifying competition of the year.
A number of members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board may call for the governing body's long-standing President, Tamás Aján, to be suspended indefinitely - less than a week after he agreed to stand aside for 90 days pending investigations of alleged corruption.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has complained of "bias and a sensationalist style" by makers of a television documentary in a 20-page document that was presented to its Executive Board before Tamás Aján stepped aside as President of the governing body last week.
Ursula Papandrea, who until April is the first female leader of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), says she will stand in next year's IWF elections.