A Chinese youth world champion, a world-record holding Uzbek, and a Turkish medallist from the Summer Youth Olympic Games won the three medal events on day two of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Suva in Fiji.
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Li Wenwen, the most remarkable teenage talent in weightlifting, finished ahead of the reigning Olympic and world champions in the first two international competitions of her career this year.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has written to each of its 193 member federations with a stark warning that a repeat of the doping problems of the past could have “irrevocable” consequences for the sport.
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More than 30 years after the global acceptance of women into weightlifting, Iran is sending a senior female team to an international competition for the first time.
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.
A noisy home crowd in Batumi, Georgia were on their feet on the final day of the European Weightlifting Championships when Lasha Talakhadze smashed three of his own world records in the final event, the men’s super-heavyweights.
Rio Olympic weightlifting hero Oscar Figueroa banned from Pan American Championships in ‘whereabouts’ crackdown
A hugely popular Olympic weightlifting champion has been excluded from the Pan American Championships which start in Guatemala next weekend because of his failure to update his whereabouts information.
Greece, Belgium and Austria joined the growing list of nations on the medals table at the European Weightlifting Championships in Batumi, Georgia.
There was a surprise defeat for Lidia Valentin when she failed with her final lift in the women’s 76kg on day six of the European Weightlifting Championships in Batumi, Georgia.
Italian strikes gold after bomb-out king Godelli flops again at European Weightlifting Championships
Russia had its first gold medal of the week at the European Weightlifting Championships in Batumi in Georgia and also welcomed back Apti Aukhadov, one of their lifters who lost a London 2012 Olympic Games medal for a doping disqualification.
Hat-trick of golds for Toma - and Britain's Smith has career-best bronze at European Weightlifting Championships
Loredana Toma, of Romania, won her third straight European senior title with a commanding performance in the women’s 64 kilograms on the fourth day of the European Weightlifting Championships in Batumi in Georgia.
Daniyar Ismayilov, the Turkish weightlifter who has made headlines for disciplinary problems as well as for winning a silver medal at Rio 2016, has crashed out of contention for a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Weightlifters from Poland and Belarus won the medal events on day two of the European Championships in Batumi, Georgia – and there was a huge roar when Georgia’s Shota Mishvelidze made the last lift of the night.
Italy's Mirco Scarantino claimed his third European title in the minimum weight class, while Romanian Elena Andries moved up the Olympic qualifying list by winning gold for the second successive year on day one of the European Weightlifting Championships in Batumi, Georgia.
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.