Tag: Norik Vardanian

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...
Norik Vardanian at 2016 Olympic Trials

IOC Disqualifies Six Athletes from 2008 & 2012 Olympics

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....

2016 USAW American Open Preview: Men’s 94kg

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...
Norik Vardanian at 2016 Olympic Trials

IWF Reporting Norik Vardanian Has Failed A Drug Test

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is reporting that Norik Vardanyan (ARM) failed a drug test. The Adverse Analytical Finding is for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic agent. Norik Vardanian, as he is known today in the United...

James Tatum Takes 6th, Helps Team USA

James Tatum took the platform in the 85kg weight class today at the Pan-American Championships. The men's team is fighting for one of seven spots to the Olympics. Entering today, the men's team only...

Men’s Bid for Olympic Spot Slipping Away

The first three days at the Pan-American Championships have not gone well for the Team USA men. The men's team must finish 7th or better in the team standings to earn a single spot to...
Alex Lee at 2016 Olympic Team Trials

2016 Pan-American Championships Start List

The 2016 Pan-American Championships kick off today and run through June 11. There's a lot at stake for the men on Team USA. There's not a live stream available, unfortunately, but here are the...
Kendrick Farris at 2016 Olympic Trials

Team USA Prepares for Pan Am Championships

The Pan American Championships start on Monday in Cartagena, Colombia. Seven women and eight men will be competing for Team USA. While both the men and women are looking to do well this week, the men's...
Kendrick Farris at 2016 Olympic Team Trials

2016 Olympic Team Trials: Men’s Highlights

James Tatum (85kg) Preparing for 156kg snatch. Tatum won 85kg weight class with a 341kg Total. CJ Cummings (69kg) Catching a 130kg snatch. Cummings went on to place 3rd in the 69kg weight class with a 293kg...
Hayley Reichardt at 2016 USAW National Championships

2016 USAW National Championships Results

The top weightlifters in the United States competed in the 2016 USA Weightlifting National Championships this past weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event had even more meaning this year as the final...