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American female weightlifter Robles gets two-year doping ban

American weightlifter Sarah Robles has been suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for testing positive for a banned substance. The USADA announced Tuesday she tested positive for the presence of an anabolic steroid and/or its metabolites. Robles finished seventh in the super heavyweight division at the London Olympics. Her suspension will be lifted in August 2015...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogger gets destroyed by Holley Mangold at wedding (Video)

Holley Mangold is not a woman to be messed with. One poor blogger found that out the hard way. Our friend Adam Smith aka “Smitty” of Barstool Philly (and one-time former LBS blogger), posted a few videos over the weekend that are now going viral. Smitty was at a wedding for Mangold’s sister, with whom...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champ tests positive at weightlifting worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Olympic champion Un Guk Kim of North Korea is among seven athletes who have been provisionally suspended by the international weightlifting federation after failing doping tests at the world championships. Kim, who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics by setting a world record total in the men's 62-kilogram division, tested positive for the banned...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kazakhstan's Ilyin set to lose 2 Olympic golds for doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin could lose both of his Olympic gold medals after being caught doping in retests from 2008 and 2012. The International Weightlifting Federation said last week Ilyin had failed a 2012 retest, along with three other Kazakh gold medalists, but now his Beijing 2008 gold is also at risk. The IWF says Ilyin, who won the 94-kilogram...
Via CSN Chicago
June 20, 2016

Kazakhstan's Ilyin set to lose 2 Olympic golds for doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin could lose both of his Olympic gold medals after being caught doping in retests from 2008 and 2012. The International Weightlifting Federation said last week Ilyin had failed a 2012 retest, along with three other Kazakh gold medalists, but now his Beijing 2008 gold is also at risk. The IWF says Ilyin, who won the 94-kilogram...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

In the wake of the massive Russian doping scandal, the IOC has left it up to individual sport federations decide on whether to ban Russian athletes from competing in the Rio Olympics after the massive state-sponsored doping scheme was made public. And another group will indeed be barred from competition, as Russia’s weightlifting team has been entirely banned from the Games:...
Via The Comeback
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: China’s Deng Wei wins it all in record showdown

In the 63kg weightlifting competition, the action got pretty dramatic on Tuesday afternoon. China’s Deng Wei won gold for her country as she lifted a total of 262 kg/578 lbs. But what came before the victory was quite a spectacle to see. After taking the lead in the snatch, Wei broke the Olympic record for the clean and jerk on her first attempt (138 kg/304 lbs). But Choe...
Via Excelle Sports
August 09, 2016

China's Deng Wei wins gold, sets two world records in 63kg

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) In a field depleted by doping bans, Deng Wei won Olympic gold and set a world record in women's weightlifting. The Chinese lifter won the 63-kilogram category Tuesday, hoisting 147 kilograms in the clean and jerk and 115 in the snatch for a world-record total of 262. Deng's clean and jerk lift also broke her own world record by 1 kilo. Choe Hyo Sim of North Korea...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

China's Deng Wei sets two world records to win gold in 63kg

China's Deng Wei and Choe Hyo Sim of North Korea exchange records to close out competition in the women's 63kg weight class
Via CSN Chicago
August 09, 2016

Weightlifting preview: Kendrick Farris representing U.S. in 94kg group B

EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAM LINKS 2:30 PM ET - Men's 94kg group B 6:00 PM ET - Men's 94kg group A THE COMPETITORS Men's 94kg group B Kevin Bouly (FRA) James Adede (KEN) Sonny Webster (GBR) Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut (ASA) Hanwoong Park (KOR) Kendrick James Farris (USA) Simplice Ribouem (AUS) Cristopher Joel Pavon Funes (HON) Petit David Minkoumba (CMR) Volodymyr Hoza (UKR) Men...
Via CSN Chicago
August 12, 2016

Weightlifting preview: Kendrick Farris representing U.S. in 94kg group B

EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAM LINKS 2:30 PM ET - Men's 94kg group B 6:00 PM ET - Men's 94kg group A THE COMPETITORS Men's 94kg group B Kevin Bouly (FRA) James Adede (KEN) Sonny Webster (GBR) Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut (ASA) Hanwoong Park (KOR) Kendrick James Farris (USA) Simplice Ribouem (AUS) Cristopher Joel Pavon Funes (HON) Petit David Minkoumba (CMR) Volodymyr Hoza (UKR) Men...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Weightlifting recap: Men's 94kg

Men's 94kg group B 3:15 PM Kendrick Farris of the United States makes a successful lift of 160kg in his first attempt at the snatch. 3:21 PM That's where Farris will stay after failing to convert 165kg on his second and third attempts. 3:25 PM Volodymyr Hoza of Ukraine leads group B after the snatch with 170kg. Park Hanwoong of South Korea is in second with 165kg. 4:01 PM Volodymyr...
Via CSN Chicago
August 13, 2016

Weightlifting recap: Men's 94kg

Men's 94kg group B 3:15 PM Kendrick Farris of the United States makes a successful lift of 160kg in his first attempt at the snatch. 3:21 PM That's where Farris will stay after failing to convert 165kg on his second and third attempts. 3:25 PM Volodymyr Hoza of Ukraine leads group B after the snatch with 170kg. Park Hanwoong of South Korea is in second with 165kg. 4:01 PM Volodymyr...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Weightlifting preview: Sarah Robles has a shot at a medal

THE COMPETITORS Women's +75 group B Yosra Dhieb (TUN) Bouchra Fatima Zohra Hirech (ALG) Tracey Lambrechs (NZL) Yaniuska Isabel Espinosa (VEN) Anastasiia Lysenko (UKR) Luisa Fatiaki Taitapu Peters (COK) Naryury Alexandra Perez Reveron (VEN) Anastasiia Hotfrid (GEO) Women's +75 group A Shaimaa Haridy (EGY) Maryam Usman (NGR) Younghee Son (KOR) Meng Suping (CHN) Andreea Aanei (ROU)...
Via CSN Chicago
August 13, 2016

Weightlifting preview: Sarah Robles has a shot at a medal

THE COMPETITORS Women's +75 group B Yosra Dhieb (TUN) Bouchra Fatima Zohra Hirech (ALG) Tracey Lambrechs (NZL) Yaniuska Isabel Espinosa (VEN) Anastasiia Lysenko (UKR) Luisa Fatiaki Taitapu Peters (COK) Naryury Alexandra Perez Reveron (VEN) Anastasiia Hotfrid (GEO) Women's +75 group A Shaimaa Haridy (EGY) Maryam Usman (NGR) Younghee Son (KOR) Meng Suping (CHN) Andreea Aanei (ROU)...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. weightlifter Kendrick Farris: "I have no plans on retiring"

Kendrick Farris, United States' only male representative in weightlifting at the 2016 Olympics, finished 11th in the men's 94kg weight class. The 30-year-old had a 160kg snatch and 197kg clean and jerk for a total of 357kg in his third appearance at the Olympics. "I think it went okay. I was excited to get out there and represent," Farris told USA Weightlifting. "It's very tough...
Via CSN Chicago
August 14, 2016

U.S. weightlifter Kendrick Farris: "I have no plans on retiring"

Kendrick Farris, United States' only male representative in weightlifting at the 2016 Olympics, finished 11th in the men's 94kg weight class. The 30-year-old had a 160kg snatch and 197kg clean and jerk for a total of 357kg in his third appearance at the Olympics. "I think it went okay. I was excited to get out there and represent," Farris told USA Weightlifting. "It's very tough...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: Sarah Robles wins first medal for Team USA since 2000

In the over-75-kilo category (over 165 lbs),  weightlifter Sarah Robles won America’s first medal in the sport since women’s weightlifting was introduced to the Olympics in 2000. Robles lifted a grand total of 286 kg (630.5 lbs) and earned the bronze medal. China’s Meng Suping barely won gold with 307 kg (676.8 lbs)—that was only one kilo more than silver medalist Kim...
Via Excelle Sports
August 14, 2016

Sarah Robles wins United States' first weightlifting medal since 2000

Sarah Robles won the United States' first weightlifting medal for 16 years Sunday with bronze in the women's over-75-kilogram category. China's Meng Suping won gold with 130 kilograms in the snatch and 177 in the clean and jerk for a total of 307, one more than second-placed Kim Kuk Hyang of North Korea. Robles lifted 286 total, with 126 in the snatch and 160 in the clean and jerk...
Via CSN Chicago
August 14, 2016

U.S. weightlifter Sarah Robles receives her bronze medal

Sarah Robles won the United States' first weightlifting medal for 16 years.
Via CSN Chicago
August 14, 2016

U.S. weightlifter Sarah Robles earns bronze medal in +75kg

Weightlifter Sarah Robles of the United States earns a bronze medal in women's +75kg division.
Via CSN Chicago
August 14, 2016

Sarah Robles wins United States' first weightlifting medal since 2000

Sarah Robles won the United States' first weightlifting medal for 16 years Sunday with bronze in the women's over-75-kilogram category. China's Meng Suping won gold with 130 kilograms in the snatch and 177 in the clean and jerk for a total of 307, one more than second-placed Kim Kuk Hyang of North Korea. Robles lifted 286 total, with 126 in the snatch and 160 in the clean and jerk...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. weightlifter Sarah Robles receives her bronze medal

Sarah Robles won the United States' first weightlifting medal for 16 years.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. weightlifter Sarah Robles earns bronze medal in +75kg

Weightlifter Sarah Robles of the United States earns a bronze medal in women's +75kg division.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Sarah Robles ended a 16-year medal drought for U.S. weightlifters

Sarah Robles became the first U.S. woman to claim a weightlifting medal since the sport's Olympic debut (for women) 16 years ago.No male U.S. weightlifter has won since 1984.Robles took home bronze on Sunday in the women's over-75-kilogram category, finishing behind gold medal-winner Meng Suping from China and North Korea's Kim Kuk Hyang.Robles lifted 286 kilograms total, 126...
Via FOX Sports
August 15, 2016
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