Category: Competition Reports

Reports written by Andrew Charniga of international competitions such as the World weightlifting championships, the Asian championships; European championships; Asian Games; Junior world championships.

The 2022 World Weightlifting Championships

Without a doubt the majority of misses in competition, at any elevation above sea level, are connected with a lack of skill. This circumstance is  especially true, the heavier the weight relative to the lifter’s bodyweight. There are far more lifts missed for inability to balance the athlete-barbell unit; and/or the ability to control and utilize the oscillation of the barbell; than for lack of strength. Yet, the majority of lifters are practice strength exercises incessantly in the lead up to the competitions.   

2022 European Weightlifting Championships

Andrew Charniga 2022 European Weightlifting Championships Tirana, Albania May 29 – June 5, 2022 Despite these championships coming on the heels of the junior worlds a few weeks before and in the absence of the Russian, Beyelorussian and Romanian teams some of results were quite good; just the depth was lacking.  These championships were …

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The 2021 World Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent

Andrew Charniga 2021 World weightlifting championships Tashkent, Uzbekistan In a matter of days the entry list dropped from about 800 to just over 400; with several of the top teams missing. In some cases, adherence to the IWF stipulated protocols varied. However, they were strictly followed to make sure you have proper documentation from …

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The 2020 Olympics

Andrew Charniga The delayed for a year 2020 Olympics finally took place in Tokyo with an abbreviated field for various reasons. Unfortunately, some of the best lifters were unable to attend. DENG Wei (CHN) the single greatest female lifter of our times was left off team China because of injury. RIM Jong Sim (PKR) …

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