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Lennart Blomberg of ELEIKO passes away

Weightlifters – athletes and amateurs alike – all over the world are shocked by the sad news of Lennart Blomberg passing away. Former CEO of the Swedish ELEIKO Company, Lennart guided one of the world’s oldest barbell manufacturing companies since the Blomberg Family took it over in 1990. ELEIKO was the first manufacturer officially approved by the IWF (in 1969), a regular supplier of the Olympic barbell and a reliable partner for several decades.

In 2007 Lennart Blomberg was elected in the Weightlifting Hall of Fame representing a sponsor with invaluable services to the sport.

In 2012 Lennart passed on the baton to his son, Eric but continued to live an active and healthy life. What a shock to have lost him now in an unexpected heart attack!

The IWF, its President, Executive Board and the whole membership mourn with his family, the Company and Sweden.