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

Mattie Rogers at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
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 on the podium? On the men's side, CJ Cummings has the...

Athletes Competing in IWF World Championships Can Participate in CrossFit Liftoff

Aleksei Lovchev at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.
The 2017 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue Fitness, begins November 30 and runs through December 4. The 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim, California begin November 28 and run through December 5. Because the two overlap, CrossFit announced that it will accept competition lifts from...

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

Kianoush Rostami at 2015 IWF World Championships (Photo by Lifting Life)
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 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) this past February. In a report by...

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

Jeff Evans at the 2017 USAW Tampa Classic. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life
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 Tampa Bay Area Classic 4 where he totaled 326kg. This past weekend...

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

Maddy Myers recovering from wrist surgery. @maddy.myers1/Instagram
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 stage after having surgery last week to repair her wrist. CJ...

Alyssa Ritchey Diagnosed With Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Alyssa Ritchey wearing wrist splints to treat bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. @alyssaritchey1/Instagram
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 with numbness in her hands and fingers at night. "Over the...

USA Weightlifting Puts 2019 Events Up for Bid

2017 USA Weightlifting National Championships. Photo by Lifting Life
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 minimum of $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the event, for...

China and Russia Among Nine Countries to be Suspended by IWF

Aleksei Lovchev at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board decided to suspend the nine countries that produced three or more doping violations as part of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) reanalysis testing from last year. The suspension will be for one year. The countries to be suspended are...

2018 IWF Junior World Championships Moved from North Korea to Uzbekistan

Yun Chol Om at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced yesterday that the Executive Board made the decision to relocate the 2018 Junior World Championships to Uzbekistan. Two years ago, the IWF awarded North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) the competition. In the release yesterday the IWF...

Jon and Jessica North Welcome Baby Girl

Jon and Jessica North welcome Liv to their family. @attitudenation/Instagram
Jon and Jessica North welcomed their second child into the world this week. Liv Lee North was born yesterday, September 27, one day before the anniversary of Jon North's cardiac arrest that happened last year. Liv Lee has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy with non-compaction and crevices in...

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