Weight Lifting

Introduction to Weightlifting


A sport about technique every bit as it is about pure strength. Weightlifting has been around as long as competition itself. The sport of weightlifting is about lifting a barbell from the ground to above the head in two distinct movements: From the ground to under the chin (resting on the shoulder blades) and then to above the head. For contact details of Irish Amateur Weightlifting Association plesase click on Full story

Visit from the European Weightlifting Federation

The Olympic Council of Ireland recently had a visit from the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) at their headquarters in Dublin. In attendance were Dr Antonio Urso, President of EWF, Marino Ercolani Casadei, Treasurer EWF, Colin Buckley Executive Board Member EWF along with the President of Weightlifting Ireland John McDaid. Pat Hickey President OCI and Kevin […]

First European Medal for Weightlifting Ireland

EWF European Junior Championships , Estionia . Clarence Kennedy for Tralee bringing home European Bronze in the 94kg Class . A total of 4 Athletes from Ireland competed in different classes. Each athlete created a new European PB.    
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