The annual IWF World Championships are the most important international weightlifting competitions outside of the Olympics. This year, USA will host the competition the first time since 1984 inside the 853,000 square foot George R. Brown Convention CenterÂ in Houston, Texas. After the competition is all said and done, and all medals are distributed, team points will be calculated and the “best” teams will be crowned. … Continue reading A Look Back: Team Awards for Weightlifting By Harvey Newton
Tribute to Karyn Marshall written by Vanessa Nicoletta It’s hard to fathom that at one time there was no place for women in weightlifting competition. Thanks to some very special pioneers that paved the way, it’s amazing to see what women are accomplishing today in the sport. Some of the pioneers and “foremothers” in women’s weightlifting include Pudgy Stockton, Mabel Rader, Judy Glenney, Robin Byrd-Goad … Continue reading Karyn Marshall – The the First Woman to Clean and Jerk 300lbs
â€‹The weightlifting starâ€™s name is everywhere these days, but why? Sarah Robles is not a shy person. As the events of this week have shown, the 27-year-old Olympian and six-time national champion has yet to release a statement about being placed on the World Team by USA Weightlifting, the governing body of the sport in this country. In case you havenâ€™t been paying attention, hereâ€™s … Continue reading Sarah Robles Is the Woman of the Hour
Editor’sÂ note: Sarah is now on the IWF World Championship start list, and it’s quite controversial. Finally competing again after a two-year suspension for a positive drug test, she totaled 276 kg at last monthâ€™s National University Championships, setting two new American University records (for her total and her 156kg clean and jerk) and winning first place in her weight class and the Best Lifter award. … Continue reading Sarah Robles is Back!