Ashgabat to host World Weightlifting Championship

The World Weightlifting Championship will be held in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat from October 281 to November 10, 2018, local media reported. Turkmenistan’s bid to host the World Weightlifting Championship was unanimously …

 Georgian athlete named lifter of the year

Georgia’s weightlifting world champion and record-breaking athlete Lasha Talakhadze was named the International Weightlifting Federation’s Lifter of the Year via an online poll. Talakhadze, who broke three …

Georgia wins first female gold in weightlifting

Anastasia Hotfrid, representing Georgia at the world championship in weightlifting in the US city of Anaheim, has won the Georgian team’s first gold medal. . She competed in the 90kg category and lifted 265kg in …

IWF suspends Russia for one year

The Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has upheld the decision to suspend Russia from international events for 12 months, the IWF press service said on Saturday, TASS reports. Earlier in the day, the IWF …

Three Kazakh athletes stripped of Olympic medals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that three female weightlifters from Kazakhstan have been stripped off Olympic gold medals they won in London in 2012 for failing anti-doping tests. The IOC issued the  …