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Two golds for China, two world records for Deng

China’s Deng Wei broke two world records in five lifts on her way to

recording the easiest win to date at the Rio Olympic Games in the women’s
63kg. A few hours later the impressive Shi Zhiyong won the men’s 69kg to
make it a double and take China to the top of the weightlifting medals

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Sukanya SRISURAT (THA) W58kg

I am very happy. I never thought I could do it.

This is my first time at the Olympics, so I am very happy to win a gold medal and bring it back to Thailand.

Rio 2016:Kazakhstan weightlifting teams face doping ban

The weightlifting teams of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus could be banned from the Rio Olympics for anti-doping violations.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said the ban related to the re-testing of samples taken at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

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Records tumble as Long beats Om at last

China suffered a rare failure in the women’s 53kg but more than made up for
it when Long Qingquan broke the oldest total world record in weightlifting
to beat PRK’s Om Yun-Chol in a sensational night session at Riocentro.

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DPR Korea will host 2018 IWF Junior World Championships

Choosing among five strong candidates, the IWF Executive Board allocated the hosting right of the 2018 Junior World Championships to Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


IWF Executive Board meeting in Tbilisi


The IWF Executive Board voted in principle about the reallocation of 8 Men 11 Women Quota places available (subject to the approval of the IOC).

In order be fair and keep the balance between continents; considering ranking, universality and countries’ representation, (according to the current standing – subject to changes) the redistribution is as follows:

Africa: KEN (M) / MAR (W) MRI (W)
Asia: QAT (M) SRI (M) / IRQ (W) UAE (W)
Europe: GRE (M) ISR (M) / FIN (W) LAT (W) SWE (W)
Oceania: NRU (M) / SOL (W)
Pan-America: CHI (M) GUA (M) / ARG (W) PER (W) URU (W)IWF Development Program

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