Ali Davoudi missed three of his six lifts on the way to a surprise defeat by Armenian Varazdat Lalayan in the super-heavyweights on the final day of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Suva, Fiji.
Less than a year ago the future looked bleak for British weightlifting - so it is something of a surprise to see Britain hosting an Olympic qualifying competition this weekend in which the entries include some of the sport’s big names.
Akbar Djuraev did not have to be at his best to win the 109 kilograms at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Fiji – a result that made Uzbekistan the first nation in Suva to win two men’s titles.
Chkheidze gets Georgia up and running with gold at International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championships
Georgia had its first champion of the week when Irakli Chkheidze overcame his recent struggles in the clean and jerk to win the men’s 102kg at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Suva, Fiji.
Kate Nye continued her spectacular progress in weightlifting by becoming the United States’ first female junior world champion since 2002 in Suva, Fiji today.
Sensational Samoan wins gold and China’s women finish with 100 per cent record at IWF Junior World Championships
The cheers rang out at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva when Don Opeloge made his final lift for a sensational "home" victory in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships.
Three days before his 19th birthday, Clarence "CJ" Cummings won his sixth world title for the United States at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Suva in Fiji.
A Chinese youth world champion, a world-record holding Uzbek, and a Turkish medallist from the Summer Youth Olympic Games won the three medal events on day two of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Suva in Fiji.
Italy's Sergio Massidda added an IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships gold medal to his Youth World Championships title with victory in Suva, Fiji on Saturday.
Li Wenwen, the most remarkable teenage talent in weightlifting, finished ahead of the reigning Olympic and world champions in the first two international competitions of her career this year.
Romanian weightlifter Florin Croitoru has been disqualified from the London 2012 Olympic Games after re-analysis of his samples from the event resulted in a positive test for three prohibited substances.
Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Nurudinov one of two weightlifters disqualified from London 2012 for doping
Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Ruslan Nurudinov of Uzbekistan is one of a further two weightlifters to have been disqualified from London 2012 for doping.
Weightlifters Steven Kari and Dika Toua were named male and female athlete of the year, respectively, at Papua New Guinea's SP Sports Awards.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has written to each of its 193 member federations with a stark warning that a repeat of the doping problems of the past could have “irrevocable” consequences for the sport.
A seminar which covered anti-doping and rule changes was staged by the Slovak Weightlifting Federation (SWF).