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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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The ‘LeBron James of weightlifting’ knows the sport’s Olympic future is murky
CJ Cummings finished a disappointing ninth in the men’s 73kg final, and he may not have a chance to better that mark in Paris in 2024

Tom Dart at Tokyo International Forum

28, Jul, 2021 @2:58 PM

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Weightlifter Cyrille Tchatchet: from despair to an Olympic dream | John Goodbody
An intervention from Samaritans was the start of a new life for Tchatchet who is in the International Refugee Team in Tokyo

John Goodbody

20, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Romanian who doped won London 2012 silver after ‘cover-up’, report says
The weightlifter Roxana Cocos won silver but was stripped of her medal last year while officials, it was found, had ‘committed intentional acts or omissions’

Sean Ingle

24, Jun, 2021 @3:35 PM

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Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard backed by Australian rival and New Zealand PM
Charisma Amoe-Tarrant has wished the first transgender Olympian well while Jacinda Ardern says all parties ‘followed the rules’

Emma Kemp with agencies

22, Jun, 2021 @6:48 AM

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be first trans athlete to compete at Olympics
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard will make history this summer as the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games

Sean Ingle

20, Jun, 2021 @11:31 PM

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Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard set to make history at Tokyo Olympics
The transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has effectively guaranteed a place in the women’s super heavyweight category

Sean Ingle

05, May, 2021 @6:40 PM

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