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 2008 Olympic Games

The 2008 Olympic Games: Beijing China August 9 – 19, 2008 Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press©   CHEN (PRC) 48 kg has injured thigh taped before warmup. Charniga photo The Venue The venue for the weightlifting competition of the 2008 Beijing was the Beijing Aeronautics and Astronomics University. The gymnasium where the competition took place …

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The 2007 European Weightlifting Championships

The 2007 European Weightlifting Championships April 17 – 22, Strasbourg, France Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© The competitions took place in Strasbourg, the Alsace region of France. The modern facility was a good choice of the organizing committee. There were on average about 1000 spectators each day. The French did a good job of getting …

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The 2007 World Weightlifting Championships

The 2007 World Weightlifting Championships September 15 – 25, 2007 Chang Mai, Thailand Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© The Competition Venue The host country Thailand did an excellent job of staging these championships. The Thais were great hosts; their volunteers who worked the training hall and competition venues were wonderful people to deal with. One …

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The 2005 European Weightlifting Championships

The 2005 European Weightlifting Championships April 19 – 25, Sofia Bulgaria Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press The 2005 European Championships for men and women was held at the Universiada Hall. This was the same venue for the 2000 Europeans and the 1986 World Championships. The facilities and organization were first class. The facility had undergone …

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