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2021 IWF Junior World Championships – Tashkent (UZB)

After decision of the IWF Executive Board, the 2021 IWF Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan between 21-31 May 2021. The updated program of the Competition is planned as follows: 21-22 May 2021 IWF Executive Board Meeting 23-31 May 2021 Competition Since the dates of the competition did not change, only the host country, the previously submitted preliminary list (LONG LIST) will be considered for the competition.  The countries are able to finalize the number of competing athletes from their country until 21 April 2021, however, new athletes can not be added to the list. According to the IWF TCRR, the final number of competitors can only be a maximum of 10 athletes (+ 2 Reserves) per gender, which...

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IWF Executive Board Announces Key Developments in Olympic Qualifying, Governance Reform and Anti-Doping

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board today announced key outcomes of recent meetings, affecting Olympic Qualifying, governance reform and anti-doping. On Olympic qualifying, the ongoing issues arising from the pandemic have resulted in the IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships being moved from Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The […] The post IWF Executive Board Announces Key Developments in Olympic Qualifying, Governance Reform and Anti-Doping appeared first on International Weightlifting Federation.

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Online seminar in Lesotho

Due to the global pandemic situation, Lesotho could not organize the seminar within IWF Development Program in person, but fortunately they were able to do it virtually. Mr. Milan Mihajlovic, IWF TC Member was glad to give online lectures to show participants the world of Technical Officials. He explained the different roles of TOs during […] The post Online seminar in Lesotho appeared first on International Weightlifting Federation.

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130th Anniversary of the First World Weightlifting Championships

Exactly 130 years ago, the first world weightlifting championships was held in London in 1891. At that time, the organization of the event needed a shorter time as today as only 7 athletes competed from 6 countries. The first world champion was Edward Lawrence Levy from England. Only one gold medal was allocated as no […] The post 130th Anniversary of the First World Weightlifting Championships appeared first on International Weightlifting Federation.

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Female Focus II Webinar – IWF Women’s Commission

The IWF Women’s Commission is organizing its second Female Focus webinar on 26 March 2021 at 9PM CET after the first successful Female Focus webinar. The webinar will be held on Zoom and can also be followed at the IWF YouTube Channel during and after the webinar. Experts and topics: Jenny Ortiz Cárdenaz, MSc – Barriers […] The post Female Focus II Webinar – IWF Women’s Commission appeared first on International Weightlifting Federation.

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