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Mattie Rogers at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

IWF World Championship Final Entry List Published, Can Team USA Podium?

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) published the final entry list for the 2017 IWF World Championships beginning later this month. With 377 athletes entered, which athletes from Team USA have the best shot at standing...
Kianoush Rostami at 2015 IWF World Championships (Photo by Lifting Life)

Iranian Weightlifter Kianoush Rostami Denied Visa to Compete at IWF World Championships

Kianoush Rostami is a two-time Olympian from Iran. Rostami won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 85kg weight category and was voted the Male Weightlifter of the Year by the...
Amy Hay at the 2017 USAW American Open Series I. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

Amy Hay Receives Two-Year Suspension After Arbitration Hearing

On Tuesday, Amy Hay, one of the top U.S. Olympic Weightlifters, received a two-year suspension for failing an in-competition drug test at the USA Weightlifting (USAW) American Open Series I competition in March 2017....

VICE Sports Profiles CJ Cummings in Six-Minute Video

VICE Sports recently traveled to Beaufort, South Carolina, to do a feature on CJ Cummings, one of the United States' best Olympic Weighlifters. At just 16 years old, Cummings holds two Youth World Records and...

USA Weightlifting Names Final 20 for World Team

The 2017 IWF World Championships are less than a month away and USA Weightlifting (USAW) has named the final 20 athletes who will make up Team USA. Sixteen of the 20 Team USA athletes will...
Jeff Evans at the 2017 USAW Tampa Classic. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life

Jeff Evans Sets Meet PRs at the 2017 FWF Florida State Championships

While Jeff Evans retired from the sport of CrossFit, it does not mean that his competitive fire is gone. Evans has moved on to competing in Olympic Weightlifting. Last month Evans competed at the 2017...
Maddy Myers recovering from wrist surgery. @maddy.myers1/Instagram

Maddy Myers Has Surgery on Wrist, Will Miss IWF World Championships

Maddy Myers, 20, was named one of the members of USA's World Team to compete next month at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Myers, however, will not be able to lift on the world...
Alyssa Ritchey wearing wrist splints to treat bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. @alyssaritchey1/Instagram

Alyssa Ritchey Diagnosed With Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Alyssa Ritchey has clean and jerked double bodyweight, a feat only a few American women can say they have done. Ritchey, who made the successful transition from CrossFit to Olympic Weightlifting, did this while dealing...
Workt 5mm Knee Sleeve Product Review

Product Review: WORKT 5mm Knee Sleeves

Knee sleeves are generally used by athletes who have knee issues, but have been increasingly worn by those who are just looking for support, keeping their joints warm and stability during training. When it comes...
2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships. Photo by Lifting Life

USA Weightlifting Puts 2019 Events Up for Bid

USA Weightlifting (USAW) has put seven weightlifting events in 2019 up to bid and are seeking proposals from interested cities/venues. The Request for Proposal (RFP) process runs through December 18, 2017. USAW is seeking a...

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