Christopher T. Young outlines how he trained his son from never touching a barbell to setting a World Record deadlift at the 365-Strong WPF National Championship in only two short months.
Brie Levy of Chattanooga recently competed in the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Southside Strength Showdown powerlifting competition.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan lauded its first Olympic medal winner at a lavish ceremony on Saturday where she was showered with gifts. Weightlifter Polina Guryeva, 21, lifted a total 217 kilograms in the 59-kilogram category at the Tokyo Games. It was the first Olympic medal for the gas-rich Central Asian country since it won […]
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC gave itself more power Sunday to remove sports from the Olympic program. The International Olympic Committee voted in the new powers amid prolonged issues with the leadership of weightlifting and boxing. Both sports already had their quota of athletes cut for the 2024 Paris Olympics and weightlifting could be dropped […]
TOKYO (AP) — Lasha Talakhadze pumped everyone up with three world records on the final day of Olympic competition in weightlifting. The defending champion from Georgia lifted 223 kilograms in the snatch and 265kg in the clean and jerk for a total 488kg on Wednesday. All three figures broke his own world records in the […]
TOKYO (AP) — The world champion took a gamble, and lost. Simon Martirosyan had two lifts for the Olympic title but failed both, handing the gold medal in weightlifting to Akbar Djuraev of Uzbekistan in the men’s 109-kilogram class on Tuesday. Djuraev failed a clean and jerk at 234 kilograms but returned to lift 237kg […]
TOKYO (AP) — The United States had its best weightlifting result at the Olympics for 21 years. Ecuador had its first ever female champion. Neisi Dajomes of Ecuador won the women’s 76-kilogram weightlifting event as Kate Nye took silver for the United States’ best result in the sport since 2000 on Sunday. “It feels surreal,” […]
TOKYO (AP) — Age isn’t weighing Lyu Xiaojun down. The 37-year-old Chinese weightlifter became the oldest man to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport on Saturday after a tense finish in the men’s 81-kilogram category. Wearing his signature shiny gold shoes, Lyu lifted 170kg in the snatch and 204kg in the clean and […]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The rewards, the citations and the nationwide parties are going to have to wait, for a week or so anyway. Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, fresh from winning her country’s first Olympic gold medal in nearly a century at the Tokyo Games, arrived in Manila on Wednesday and was whisked off to […]
TOKYO (AP) — Just an Olympic gold medal? Not enough for Shi Zhiyong. He set the first weightlifting world record of the Tokyo Olympics as he easily won the gold in the men’s 73-kilogram category Wednesday, and said victory alone wouldn’t have satisfied him. “What makes it exciting is not to get the gold medal, […]