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Kianoush Rostami at 2015 IWF World Championships (Photo by Lifting Life)
The Tehran Times is reporting that Kianoush Rostami has been kicked off the Iranian weightlifting national team. Rostami won the 85kg weight category at the 2016 Rio Olympics and set a world record total (396kg). Sajjad Anoushiravani, Iran's national team coach, said, "Rostami has been dropped from the national team after not participating in the training. He will not a...
CJ Cummings front squats 222kg for 2
So this happened... 222kg (488 pounds) for 2 reps! 222kg for 2 reps 💪💪💪💪💪 A video posted by CJ Cummings🏋🏾💯 (@cj__cummings) on Feb 2, 2017 at 7:28am PST Cummings' coach, Ray Jones of Team Beaufort Weightlifting, commented, "What he is not telling you is...... he DID NOT do this fresh! He did a great snatch balance work sets & then - PR...
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Russian Weightlifting Federation's (RWF) President Maxim Agapitov met with IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan last week in Budapest. During the meeting, Agapitov announced that the RWF would be withdrawing its appeal of the IWF's one-year ban against the country's weightlifting association. The one-year ban stemmed from the reanalysis testing that was conducted this past summer on samples from the 2008...
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Nijat Rahimov (KAZ) during 2015 IWF World Championships
President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration that was signed last week has created a lot of controversy. The travel ban affecting seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia) could also impact USA Weightlifting (USAW) The USAW has a team currently preparing for the Fajr Cup to be held in Iran in March. Additionally, the travel ban,...
Norik Vardanian at 2016 Olympic Trials
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Disciplinary Commission has disqualified six athletes from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games following positive test results from their reanalysis testing. Three of the disqualified athletes are from China. The cases will be been turned over to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) following the expiration of the appeal deadlines. Leading up to the Olympics, the IWF...
Nike Romaleos 3
After months (or even years), the Nike Romaleos 3 are finally here. The newest version of the Romaleos feature the same flywire technology as the recently released Nike Metcon 3. With a 20mm offset, the Romaleos 3 feature a honeycomb TPU plate for stability. To provide better breathability than the current Romaleos 2, the 3's have more mesh on upper...
Charis Chan at the 2015 USAW American Open
It has been over a year since Charis Chan has competed in a weightlifting meet or CrossFit event. But on Monday, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced a four-year sanction has been imposed by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Chan's A and B samples from the 2015 American Open were found to contain epitrenbolone, which is a metabolite of...
Kendrick Farris at 2016 Olympic Team Trials
Kendrick Farris is a three-time Olympian. Farris has competed in the last three Olympic Games. In 2008 and 2012, Farris finished 8th in the 85kg weight category (before the IOC's Reanalysis testing). At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Farris took 11th in the 94kg weight category. In an interview with NBC right after the Olympics Farris said, "I have no...
All of the talk in the weeks leading up to the CrossFit Open has been about shoes. Whether it is the Nike Metcon 3, Reebok Nano 7, Reebok Legacy Lifters or the Adidas CrazyPower TR, CrossFitters across the globe can't get enough. The Nike Romaleos 3 are also highly anticipated in both the CrossFit and Weightlifting communities. We've seen Anthony Pomponio...
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Rebekah Tiler at the 2015 British Weightlifting Championships
Following last week's announcement that UK Sport would not be funding British Weight Lifting for the 2020 Olympic cycle, Sport England has awarded British Weight Lifting £2.2 million. Beginning in April 2017, British Weight Lifting will be one of 26 national governing bodies to receive funding. Ashley Metcalfe, British Weight Lifting CEO, said, “We are delighted to receive confirmation of...
Eleiko at the 2015 IWF World Championships
Eleiko has been named the Official Equipment Supplier of the 2017 IWF World Championships to be held November 28 - December 5, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Erik Blomberg, CEO of Eleiko Group AB said, "This is an exciting time for Eleiko, USA Weightlifting, and Anaheim. We are thrilled to once again be the official equipment supplier for a World Championship event....
Ryan Hudson at 2015 American Open
The United States Anti-Doping Agency announced a 4-year suspension for Ryan Hudson on Thursday. Hudson, 38, tested positive for stanozolol during an in-competition drug test at the 2015 American Open. USADA put Hudson on a six-month provisional suspension following the positive test, something USADA does for all athletes who test positive for doping substances like anabolic agents. Hudson then violated...
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The 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Electoral Congress dates have been set. The Electoral Congress will convene in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 29 & 30, 2017. At the meeting, the delegates will cast votes for positions on the IWF Executive Board. Here is the list of positions up for election: President General Secretary 1st Vice President 5 additional Vice Presidents 8...
Nathan Damron at the 2016 USAW American Open
Nathan Damron has the talk of weightlifting on social media over the past few months. With some monster squats culminating some really big Olympic lifts right before the American Open, all eyes were set on Damron in the 94kg weight category. Damron did not disappoint as went on to break three Junior American Records with a 160kg snatch, 197kg clean...
Cortney Batchelor at 2016 USAW American Open
The team competition has become a much bigger element of USA Weightlifting national events over the past several years. With athletes identifying themselves with teams, the team competition has been much more interesting to watch. This year, both the men's and women's team competition was expected to be a battle at this year's American Open. Neither side disappointed as both...
Mattie Rogers pre-lift at 2016 American Open
Mattie Rogers once again showed why she is one of the top lifters in the country. After a roller coaster of a year, Rogers ended 2016 on a positive note. Without being pushed in her weight category and not having to break records or fight for rankings to qualify for the Olympic Games, Rogers came out with a smooth performance...
CJ Cummings breaks American Record Snatch
CJ Cummings is only 16 years old, but he is putting up some huge weights. Cummings holds a slew of Youth, Junior and Senior American Records as well as a Youth World Record in the clean and jerk. The Wall Street Journal has even taken notice of him, dubbing Cummings as the LeBron James of Weightlifting. Cummings broke his own records at...
Harrison Maurus breaking Youth American Record - Snatch
Harrison Maurus, 16 years old, broke the Youth American Record for Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total this past weekend at the 2016 USAW American Open. Maurus broke his own records that he set a year prior at the 2015 USAW American Open. Maurus went 2-for-3 on the snatch finishing with 146kg. He followed it up on the clean &...
Reebok Legacy Lifter
The highly anticipated Reebok Legacy Lifter has finally been put up on the Rogue Fitness website. Click here to purchase for $199.99!
Anthony Pomponio called for press out at 2016 USAW American Open
Anthony Pomponio failed to record a clean & jerk at the American Open this weekend. Pomponio led by 2kg after the snatch, but after missing 178kg twice - once a miss, the second was called for a press out, Pomponio had one attempt to make a total. Jumping up to 179kg, Pomponio also missed thus failing to post a...
James Tatum at 2016 USAW American Open
The Men's 85kg weight category featured James Tatum, Anthony Pomponio and Travis Cooper, all of which competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in May. In the end, James Tatum was the only one to record successful lifts on both the snatch and clean & jerk. Cooper was the first to bow out after he came out flat on the snatches....
Kathleen Winters wins 48kg category at USAW American Open
The Women's 48kg weight category had one of the more interesting story lines coming into the American Open. The initial start list showed Kathleen Winters as the favorite in the lightest women's weight category, but a little over a week before the start of the Open, Alyssa Ritchey officially made the switch from 53kg to the 48's. Winters finished the...
CJ Cummings at 2016 USAW Olympic Trials
CJ Cummings just had an amazing night at the 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open. Competing in the 69kg weight category, Cummings snatched 138kg for the Junior American Record. The record snatch was 1kg better than his previous record of 137kg set at the IWF Junior World Championships in June. CJ Cummings (69kg) snatches 138kg for a new Junior American record...
Brian Reisenauer Wins 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open
Michael Fox entered the USA Weightliftng American Open as the favorite in the Men's 56kg weight category. But after three failed attempts at a 105kg snatch, the competition got interesting. Following Fox's three missed attempts, Brian Reisenauer hit a successful 106kg for the final snatch of the session to take a commanding 6kg lead over Andrew Cheung. Reisenauer and Cheung...
Hayley Reichardt sets Youth American Record at 2016 American open
Hayley Reichardt had a pretty good day on Friday at the 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open. Reichardt, competing in the Women's 48kg weight category, went 5-for-6 with her only miss coming on her first snatch attempt at 68kg. Reichardt went on to hit 68kg on her second attempt and followed that up with a successful 71kg snatch to set the...
CJ Cummings at 2016 Olympic Team Trials
The 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open in Orlando, Florida, is underway. Athletes from around the United States and some from around the world will be lifting over the next three days. Check out our American Open Preview Series. The A Sessions for each weight class listed below: Women 48kg (Friday, 4:00pm - White) 53kg (Friday, 6:30pm - White) 58kg (Friday, 6:30pm...
Brandon Reyes at USAW National University Championships
The United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA) sanctioned Brandon Reyes for six months following a positive drug test conducted at the 2016 USA Weightlifting National University Championships. Reyes' sample tested positive for 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) following his performance at the competition. USADA's investigation found that the positive test was a result of a dietary supplement. Similar to Nicole Moore's findings, USADA determined...
Caine Wilkes at U.S. Olympic Trials
  The 2016 USAW American Open Series will take a look at two weight categories every weekday through Wednesday, December 7, the day before the start of the American Open. Take a look at the previews already posted: Women's 48 | 53 | 58 | 63 | 69 | 75 | 90 | +90 Men's 56 | 62 | 69 | 77 | 85...
Marissa Klingseis at the 2016 USAW U.S. Olympic Trials
The 2016 USAW American Open Series will take a look at two weight categories every weekday through Wednesday, December 7, the day before the start of the American Open. Take a look at the previews already posted: Women's 48 | 53 | 58 | 63 | 69 | 75 | 90 | +90 Men's 56 | 62 | 69 | 77 | 85...