While weightlifters around the world have been unable to train properly because gyms are closed during the coronavirus crisis, Chinese athletes have been in record-breaking form.
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Some weightlifters have had to put careers on hold, others must delay studies and graduation from university, a few are shelving plans to retire this year - and all of them will have to put their body through another year of pain because of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Tamás Aján will not return to his duties as planned next month because his “stand-aside” from the Presidency of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been extended by two months.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must do all it can to help weightlifters who have been “devastated” by the postponement of Tokyo 2020 and now fear their hard-earned places could be taken away from them.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has made changes to the Tokyo 2020 qualifying system after six major championships were called off because of the coronavirus.
Weightlifters who are hoping to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games should learn this week whether their chances have been helped or hindered by the coronavirus crisis.
A new leader who has taken charge of weightlifting in Thailand has pledged to lead the nation to success in a clean future, but doping-related issues were immediately top of the agenda after his election as president of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA).
Continental weightlifting championships in Europe and Africa have been postponed for two months because of the coronavirus, in expectation that the deadline for qualifying for Tokyo 2020 will be extended until the end of June.
The Arctic Winter Games (AWG), a multi-sport international gathering that features nearly 2,000 athletes, most of them teenagers, has been cancelled at a week's notice because of the coronavirus.
Spectators have been banned from a sporting event in record numbers because of fears that they might spread coronavirus.
Weightlifting has suffered further disruption in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 because of the spread of coronavirus, with the Asian Championships in April cancelled and a qualifying competition in the United States this weekend taking place behind closed doors.
IWF to allow entry transfers for Olympic qualifying events after cancelling Junior World Championships
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will allow athletes to switch entries from one competition to another in the remaining weeks of Olympic qualifying, as an indirect result of the spread of the coronavirus.
Laurel Hubbard, the transgender weightlifter who is trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020 at the age of 42, broke a continental record but then bombed out in the Australian Open in Canberra, an Olympic qualifying competition.
Katherine Nye has capped a remarkable run of weightlifting achievements by the United States by becoming the first American to be named world weightlifter of the year.
All change in Pan American Weightlifting Federation as Quiñones takes over and secretariat moves to the US
Willian Ozuna has been ousted and the Peruvian José Quiñones is the new man in charge of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF), which is moving its secretariat to the United States.