Weightlifting

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Experience: I’m a 79-year-old world champion powerlifter
People look at me and say, ‘She won’t be able to lift that.’ I like surprising them

Nora Langdon

20, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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My party outfit was so fancy I couldn’t even use the toilet. Some joker still told me I looked ‘comfy’ | Jessica Fostekew
I like a compliment as much as the next woman. But why do they so often leave us smarting, asks the comedian, actor and writer Jessica Fostekew

Jessica Fostekew

25, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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World-record powerlifter Tamara Walcott: ‘What does 641lbs feel like? It feels light!’
The 38-year-old was largely unfamiliar with her sport five years ago. Now she is one of the strongest people on the planet

Kristen Doerer

30, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Muscle strengthening lowers risk of death from all causes, study shows
Half an hour a week of activities such as gardening, sit-ups or yoga a week could help reduce the risk of dying from any cause by a fifth

Andrew Gregory Health editor

28, Feb, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Boxing and weightlifting risk being dropped from Olympics after scandals
The IOC’s president warned the scandal-hit sports were under threat but Thomas Bach said they could be part of LA 2028 if they followed a ‘pathway’

Sean Ingle

09, Dec, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Weightlifter Emily Campbell: ‘My legs were jelly… I’d achieved everything I’d dreamed of’
Her silver win with a lift of 161kg was the first ever medal for the UK in women’s weightlifting – a thrill made all the sweeter by Team GB camaraderie

Barbara Ellen

05, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Second act sensations! Meet the people who reached peak fitness – after turning 50
Rich started working out, Mags started running and Shashi started walking three times a day. It is possible to reach new goals as you get older and it is not only your physical health that benefits

Emma Beddington

02, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Weightlifting world hopes reform can safeguard its Olympic future | Andy Bull
A new constitution has been adopted by a sport that has been riddled with doping and corruption in an attempt to retain the place it has held on the Games’ schedule since 1896

Andy Bull

09, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Talakhadze dominates but is this weightlifting’s last Olympic heave? | Andy Bull
Georgian lifts equivalent of an upright piano but key question in Tokyo is whether the sport has a Games future

Andy Bull at Tokyo International Forum

04, Aug, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Laurel Hubbard’s Olympic dream dies under the world’s gaze
Laurel Hubbard, the first openly trans woman to compete at an Olympics, was eliminated from super-heavyweight weightlifting

Sean Ingle at Tokyo International Forum

02, Aug, 2021 @7:12 PM

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Britain’s Emily Campbell wins historic Olympics weightlifting silver medal
Emily Campbell has become Britain’s first female Olympic medallist for weightlifting after winning silver at Tokyo 2020

Sean Ingle at Tokyo International Forum

02, Aug, 2021 @4:59 PM

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IOC praises weightlifter Laurel Hubbard before transgender athlete’s Olympic debut
The IOC has praised the weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s ‘courage and tenacity’ as she prepares to become the first transgender athlete to compete in an Olympics

Sean Ingle in Tokyo

29, Jul, 2021 @8:20 AM

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