WEIGHTLIFTING RUMORS

Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov stripped of silver medal from 2012 London Olympics after failing doping retest

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Russian weightlifter Apti Aukhadov stripped of silver medal from 2012 London Olympics after failing doping retest.
Via Associated Press
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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

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 Associated Press
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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