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Russian stripped of Olympic medal

Russian stripped of Olympic medal

Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov has been stripped of a London 2012 silver medal after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed he had tested positive following the re-analysis of samples. The 23-year-old under-85 kilograms lifter failed retests for anabolic steroids turinabol and drostanolone.  He has been ordered to return his medal, which he won as a […]

Thai lifter creates Olympic history

Thai lifter creates Olympic history

An Olympic record of 110 kilograms in the snatch section helped 21-year-old Sukanya Srisurat become the youngest ever Olympic champion in the women’s 58kg weightlifting event as she and fellow Thai lifter Pimsiri Sirikaew took respective gold and silver at Rio 2016 yesterday. There were tears of joy too, later in the evening at the […]

11 weightlifters return positive doping results

11 weightlifters return positive doping results

Eleven weightlifters have produced positive samples in the second wave of retests from the London 2012 Olympic Games, including six medallists, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have announced. Russia’s Nataliya Zabolotnaya, Svetlana Tzarukaeva, Alexandr Ivanov and Andrey Demanov have all been implicated in the retests. Five-time European champion Zabolotnaya won silver in the women’s under […]

Russian champion lifter tests positive

World champion Alexei Lovchev of Russia has been suspended for failing a doping test, the International Weightlifting Federation said on its website today. The 26-year-old, who is also the 105kg world record holder, was found to have traces of the banned substance Ipamorelin in his ‘A’ sample. “I think this problem has a political motive,” […]

Jamaican weightlifting powerhouse breaking records

KINGSTON –– LeeAnn Hewitt, a 16-year-old Jamaican-born athlete who goes to high school in the United States, has been creating a sensation in United States weightlifting and powerlifting circles recently, with a series of record-breaking performances at regional and national levels. Hewitt became the youngest lifter to be selected to represent the United States in […]

Muscle-mania!

Ahead of tomorrow’s muscle showdown at the National Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, fans got a sneak peek of what to expect at the weigh-ins at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning. Most of the competitors seemed in prime condition, although there was a bit of noticeable ‘smoothness’ in some areas of a few. But […]

Belgrave places 11th in pro event

Barbadian muscleman Lyndon Belgrave just missed out on a top ten finish on Saturday night when he finished 11th in the 212 division of the IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro 2014 competition staged at the Tinley Park Convention Centre, Holiday Inn, in Illinois. The event, which attracted 21 competitors, was won by American Charles […]

West Coast ‘Iron’ champions

West Coast ‘Iron’ champions

Keon Young and Mishika Jules are the Iron Man and Iron Woman respectively of Colony Club. They won the Iron Man and Iron Woman competition which took place at the West Coast hotel yesterday. Young defeated Kieron Cox and Dave Boxhill who came second and third respectively. Jules relegated Janelle Winifred and Charmaine Hinkson into […]