Weightlifting: Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic spots in doping clampdown

LONDON: Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting’s place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport’s governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is effectively allowing Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus only […]

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WATCH: Miami walk-on commit Moose Griffith finishes second in state weightlifting

Moose Griffith is far from the most heralded member of Miami’s Class of 2018. He just might be the strongest, though. Committed to the Hurricanes as a preferred walk-on, Griffith finished second in Class 2A at the Florida High School Athletic Association boys weightlifting championships Saturday. The heavyweight lifted a total of 785 pounds in […]

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Vietnam, Colombia, and India Come Up Big to Open 2017 Weightlifting World Championships

The 2017 Weightlifting World Championships are currently underway in Anaheim, California, and the year’s first champions were crowned on Day 2 of the competition. Lifting in the Men’s 56kg & 62kg categories and the Women’s 48kg category has officially concluded. We’ve discussed the overall (total) winners and highlights (so far) below. [Click here for our […]

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Commonwealth Games 2018: CWG 2018: Punam Yadav gives India fifth weightlifting gold

/ / / CWG 2018: Punam Yadav gives India fifth weightlifting gold CWG 2018: Punam Yadav gives India fifth weightlifting gold TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Highlights Punam Yadav has delivered India its fifth gold of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, beating all competitors in the women’s 69kg event. The lifter from Uttar Pradesh improved upon the […]

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Height and Weightlifting Ability: The Short and Tall of It

How does height affect weightlifting ability? Do tall people or short people have the upper hand? The calculator and explanation below help answer these questions. Note that by only accounting for body height, the answers are merely approximate as many other factors come into play. Height and Weightlifting Ability for Various Exercises Lifting weight is […]

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