Kamila Konotop of Ukraine set a junior world record on the way to her second major victory within two months, but she is still not guaranteed a place at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Boyanka Kostova, one of the weightlifters disqualified from the London 2012 Olympic Games for doping, has tested positive a second time at the recent European Championships.
Lidia Valentin has earned her place at a fourth straight Olympic Games without making a lift in her final qualifying competition, the Open de Colombia in Cali.
The remarkable strength in depth of Chinese weightlifting was evident at the women’s National Championships - and for the first time in many months the athletes were watched by a live audience.
Lidia Valentin of Spain, who has won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Olympic Games, is moving up to a new weight in an attempt to qualify for Tokyo 2020.
The Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA) has been accused of ignoring athlete safety after it moved the African Championships to "a COVID-infested environment" in Kenya at two weeks' notice.
Exclusive: Chinese Weightlifting Association accuses "unprofessional" IWF of putting athletes at risk
The "unprofessional" Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been severely criticised by China for putting athletes’ health at risk and forcing National Federations to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars unnecessarily.
Exclusive: Hubbard set to become first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics after IOC accepts rule change
Laurel Hubbard, the transgender weightlifter from New Zealand, has been effectively guaranteed a place at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the approval of an amended qualifying system by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF) is refusing a demand from its own members for elections to be held at an Extraordinary Congress.
Athlete empowerment, punishments for multiple doping violations, and age and term limits for Executive Board members are some of the points of contention among nations who have sent feedback on a draft Constitution to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
Li Wenwen, the Chinese women’s super-heavyweight, had a sweep of world records on her way to victory at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent.
Olympic weightlifting medallist and Tokyo 2020 hopeful Martirosyan investigated over fatal motor crash
A criminal case has been opened by the Armenian authorities against Simon Martirosyan, one of the favourites to win a weightlifting gold medal at Tokyo 2020, after a man died in a traffic incident.
Two athletes set world records and a young Iranian had a memorable victory on the penultimate day of the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, but none of the three is likely to be at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this year.
There was a rare sight at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent when the top two finishers in the men’s 96kg failed to match the top two Pan American lifters at the same weight.
Kianoush Rostami won an Asian Championships gold medal but he could not have looked unhappier on the platform and the podium in Tashkent.