The difference between the highest and lowest totals lifted by the men’s super-heavyweights at the European Under-23 Championships could be 150 kilograms – because the world record holder and reigning Olympic champion will be competing.
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Gaelle Nayo Katchenko had two chances to win gold for France, whose team has had a terrible week at the European Weightlifting Championships in Forde, Norway.
WADA will not be able to take over responsibility of drug testing until at least 2018, warns Sir Craig Reedie
The governing bodies of sports who want the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to catch and punish cheats for them will have to wait for two years, said Sir Craig Reedie, the WADA President.
Armenia won gold for the second day in succession at the European Weightlifting Championships in Forde, Norway, when Nazik Avdalyan secured a sensational victory with her last lift in the 69kg.
Hundreds of thousands of Armenians tuned in to the European Weightlifting Championships, broadcast live on state television from Forde, Norway, to watch two of their country’s Olympic medal hopefuls go head-to-head.
Boyanka Kostova, the Bulgarian superstar of world weightlifting, left her rivals a long way behind when she won a gold medal for her adopted nation, Azerbaijan, at the European Championships here tonight.
Cristina Iovu, a 23-year-old who won an Olympic medal for Moldova, then tested positive while competing for Azerbaijan, made her first appearance for Romania and won gold on the second day of the European Weightlifting Championships here today.
Turkey and Italy took the honours on day one of the European Weightlifting Championships at here today.
Weightlifting has taken the first step towards handing control of its anti-doping programme to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, is seeking to open up the borders of the world’s most reclusive country by hosting World Junior Championships in both judo and weightlifting in 2017 and 2018, insidethegames has learned.
North Korea has failed in its bid to stage a global sports event for the first time since 1979 - but it will try again.