Magnificent and Exciting results at the Asian Championships!

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Magnificent and Exciting results at the Asian Championships!

The ongoing Asian Championships which are being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 17th to 25th April 2021 so far has had a total of 15 World Records and 26 Asian records broken. The event is a Gold Level competition for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the Athletes are trying to gather valuable points to add to the final ranking for the Games. In 49kg category Women, Chinese Hou Zhihui has broken the Asian and World records with 96kg in Snatch and 213kg in the Total. Whilst in Clean and Jerk her opponent, Mirabai Chanu Saikhom from India set the Asian and World records by lifting 119kg. In the 59kg category for Women, Kuo Hsing-Chun from Chinese Taipei lifted 110kg in Snatch and 247kg in the Total setting new World and Asian records. In the Men's 73kg category, China's Shi Zhyoung broke the Asian and World records with a result of 169kg in Snatch. Two Chinese lifters competing in the 81kg category for Men set new World and Asian records in Snatch.  Lyu Xiaojun set the new mark of 174kg only to see it being broken again  by his teammate, Li Dayin lifting with 175kg. In 102kg category for Men, Bekbolat Rakhat from Kazakhstan eclipsed 4 youth World records, with 206kg in Jerk and 379kg in the Total and then further improving this result with a 213kg Jerk and computing 386kg in Total. He also broke new Asian youth records in Snatch, Jerk and Total. On the penultimate day featuring the 109kg category for Men, Yang Zhe from China lifted 200kg in Snatch resulting in new World and Asian records while Uzbekistan's Ruslan Nurudinov, on home ground, achieved a 241kg Jerk and 429kg Total, setting  new World and Asian records  just broken minutes before by the other local competitor, Akbar Djuraev who managed 428kg.Total. After the pandemics, lockdowns, postponed competitions it is so encouraging to see such fabulous person to person high level competition before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in which Asian athletes achieved fantastic results and signalling to the World they are ready for Tokyo. The Asian Championships attracted a totals of 186 athletes from 26 countries and we congratulate and thank the Uzbekistan Federation for a wonderful organisation of the event which is now in its last day. April 25 will see the closing of the Championships with the Women's +87kg category and the Men's +109kg category with the hope of seeing more Asian and World

Beijing 2008 Results Corrected for Chinese Taipei Weightlifters

On January 25, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee held an Olympic Medals Ceremony to celebrate the corrections for two medalists at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Ms. Chen Wei-ling and Ms. Lu Ying-chi. Both athletes were awarded bronze medals in Beijing, but were upgraded at the end of 2017 following the several disqualifications for doping violations. Chen and Lu were presented with the medals by IOC Member Mr. C. K. Wu in accordance with the IOC protocol for Olympic medal ceremonies. Chen received the gold medal and Lu the silver for their weight categories. The overall medal count for the Chinese Taipei delegation at the Beijing Olympics is now 5 gold, 7 silver and 20 bronze. The event was witnessed by Mr. Te-Fu Lin, Director General of Sports Administration and Ministry of Education; Mr. Hong-Dow Lin, President of Chinese Taipei NOC; Ms. Jacqueline Yi-Ting Shen, Secretary General of Chinese Taipei NOC; and Ms. Hsia-Ling Tai, former Minister of Sports Affairs Council, the Executive Yuan. All members of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee and media were also present to record the occasion. Photo from left: Ms. Jacqueline Yi-Ting Shen, Secretary General of Chinese Taipei NOC; Mr. Hong-Dow Lin, President of Chinese Taipei NOC; Chen Wei-ling, Women’s 48kg Gold Medalist; Lu Ying-chi, Women’s 63kg Silver Medalist; Mr. Te-Fu Lin, Director General of Sports Administration and Ministry of Education; Mr. C. K. Wu, IOC Member Source: Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee -- Follow us on: Facebook Instagram Twitter

No positive test results at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships

The IWF is pleased to announce that no prohibited substances were detected in any of the samples collected at the IWF JWC. The event featured 256 athletes, out of which a total of 166 tests were conducted including 43 blood and 123 urine during the IWF JWC between 15-23 June 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The test distribution plan of the Event was carefully elaborated by the IWF Anti-Doping Commission which appointed the Japan Anti-Doping Agency to be the Sample Collection Authority of the IWF JWC. All analyses were conducted by the WADA-accredited Laboratory of Tokyo in Japan with the use of the most sophisticated detection methods. The successful Anti-Doping Outreach created in joint efforts with the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) on the occasion of the 2017 IWF JWC as well as the Education Seminar organized on site both aiming to provide useful knowledge for the participants strengthened the IWF’s efforts in its committed fight against doping. Providing tailored education for young kids and grassroots proves to be an important part of the long term IWF strategy to ensure a level playing field for all in the