Quick News Update, so we are all on the same page.
Video Evidence to Avoid Judging Errors (via):
Remember when Simplice Ribouem (Australia) was denied a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games because of a judging error? Of course that was just one of the major errors in recent times
Well, the IWF reacted and starting with the 2014 Youth World Championships in Lima, Peru, it will introduce 3 cameras that will provide views from the judges’ line of sight.
North Korea expressed interest in holding international weightlifting competitions on their soil. (via)
While they want to host senior world championships, this is not realistic said Attila Adamfi, director general of the I.W.F. There are still too many obstacles for them to overcome.
At the 2013 Asian Interclub Cup where Om Yun Chol did his 169kg C&J World Record we have seen that they surely can fill an arena (by what means remains unclear though 🙂 ).
“The Great Leader likes all kinds of sports, and especially weightlifting,” said a team official of the country’s dictator, Kim Jong-un. (via)
“The Leader said our weightlifting was very strong, and he enjoyed it,” said Kim. “We have about 900 weightlifters, very good coaches, very good facilities.”