IWF Issues Statement on Ilya Ilyin’s Two-Year Sanction

Ilya Ilyin via Instagram/@ilyailyin_4ever
When Ilya Ilyin was caught twice by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) reanalysis testing from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, many believed that was the end of the Kazakhstani weightlifter's career. However, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) just announced that Ilyin would only be...

Jon North’s Two-Month Old Daughter Needs a Heart Transplant

Jon North and his family @jlnorth33/Instagram
Jon and Jessica North's two-month old daughter was born with cardiomyopathy. After several recent visits with doctors, Liv will need a heart transplant. According to Jessica, her daughter's heart is getting worse at each appointment. Doctors are attempting to stabilize her heart with medication. Keep...

Mike Burgener’s House and Gym Possibly Damaged in LA Fires

Mike Burgener's house and gym are near the wild fires currently blazing near Los Angeles, California. Right now the Burgener family does not have specifics, but their minihouse and deck have been affected by the fires. The Burgener family is safe and are just waiting...

Harrison Maurus Wins Bronze After Breaking Youth World Record

Harrison Maurus breaks Youth American Record and earns bronze medals at 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
Harrison Maurus, only 17 years old, broke his own Youth World Record this weekend at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Maurus clean and jerked 193kg (425 pounds) in the men's 77kg weight category earning him a bronze medal for the lift. The lift also broke...

Mattie Rogers First American Woman to Podium at IWF World Championships in 12 Years

Mattie Rogers at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
For the first time since 2005, a Team USA female has medaled at the IWF World Championships. On Saturday night, Mattie Rogers took home three bronze medals in the 69kg weight category. Rogers went 2-for-3 on the snatch finishing with a 104kg lift, just 3kg...

Rogue Fitness to Sell New Pyrros Weightlifting Bar

Rogue Fitness has announced that the company has collaborated with three-time Olympic gold medalist Pyrros Dimas to create the Rogue Pyrros Bar, a stainless steel barbell designed specifically for Olympic Weightlifting. Rogue Fitness invited Dimas to Columbus to test out different elements of the barbell....

Alyssa Ritchey With Two PRs, Takes 7th at IWF World Championships

Alyssa Ritchey clean jerk at the 2017 IWF World Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.
Alyssa Ritchey (USA) went 4-for-6 on Wednesday at the 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim. Ritchey missed her first and last attempts finishing with a 177kg total in the 48kg weight category. Ritchey finished with a 78kg snatch and 99kg clean & jerk. Both the clean...

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...

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