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Kate Vibert, 69kg, lifting at the 2018 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

Kate Vibert Takes 2nd, Harrison Maurus Takes 3rd at IWF Junior Worlds

Team USA racked up two more overall medals and five medals total yesterday. Kate Vibert (69kg) took 2nd place while Harrison Maurus (85kg) finished in 3rd. Vibert, in her first International competition, took 2nd in...
CJ Cummings breaks American Record Snatch

3Peat: CJ Cummings Wins Gold IWF Junior World Championship

CJ Cummings won his third consecutive IWF Junior World Championship yesterday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Cummings, who just turned 18 last month, went 5-for-6 and lifted a 316kg total to win three gold medals. Cummings went 2-for-3...
Yun Chol Om at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.

2018 IWF Junior World Championships Moved from North Korea to Uzbekistan

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...
CJ Cummings sets Youth World Record Clean & Jerk at 2017 IWF Youth World Championships

2017 IWF Junior World Championships Had No Doping Violations

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced that there were zero doping violations at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships this past June. Of the 256 athletes who competed, 166 tests were performed. None of the...
Members of Team USA in Tokyo, Japan, for 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. @haylsbayls__/Instagram

2017 IWF Junior World Championships Results

The 2107 IWF Junior World Championships have come to an end in Tokyo, Japan. The women of Team USA took 4th place as a team while the men finished 7th. CJ Cummings was the...
Screencap of Farkhodbek Sobirov (UZB) snatching 180kg at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. hookgrip/Instagram

19-Year Old Farkhodbek Sobirov Lifts More Than Olympian Kendrick Farris

Farkhodbek Sobirov (Uzbekistan) is just 19 years old but his lifts at the 2017 IWF Junior Championships were competitive at the senior level. Sobirov (94kg weight category) went 6-for-6 and finished with a 180kg snatch, 210kg...

Maddy Myers Breaks Two of Her Own Junior American Records

Maddy Myers broke her own Junior American Clean & Jerk Record yesterday at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Myers, competing in the 63kg weight category, clean and jerked 122kg (268...
CJ Cummings wins gold at 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. @usa_weightlifting/Instagram

CJ Cummings Wins Another IWF World Championship Gold Medal

CJ Cummings won his 4th consecutive gold medal at an IWF World Championship event on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Cummings, at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships, went 4-for-6 to take 1st place by 1kg. Cummings...
Kaela Stephano at 2016 USAW Youth Championships

USAW Announces International Team Rosters

USA Weightlifting (USAW) has announced the rosters of the first three international competitions of 2017. The Youth World Championships, Junior Pan American Championships and the Junior World Championships are set and ready to go. Let's...

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