picture of 2017 IWF World Championships

The 2017 IWF World Championships are set to take place in Anaheim, CA between 11/27/2017 and 12/6/2017. It's the first major international meet following the 2016 Rio Olympics!

  1. IWF Announces 2017 Lifters Of The Year

    IWF Announces 2017 Lifters Of The Year

    Feb 6, 2018

    The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has named Spain's Lydia Valentin and Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze as female and male lifters of the year.
  2. Four Positive Tests From 2017 IWF Worlds

    Four Positive Tests From 2017 IWF Worlds

    Jan 23, 2018

    According to a new report by the International Weightlifting Federation, more than two-thirds of athletes at 2017 IWF World Championships were drug tested and only four came back positive.
  3. Mattie Rogers May Be A World Silver Medalist

    Mattie Rogers May Be A World Silver Medalist

    Jan 17, 2018

    Mattie Rogers earned a bronze medal at the 2017 IWF World Championships with a 104kg snatch and 131kg clean and jerk, but her bronze medal may be upgraded to a silver due to a doping suspension for the overall silver medalist Romela Begaj (ALB).
  4. Were There More Missed Lifts At 2017 Worlds Compared To Previous Years?

    Were There More Missed Lifts At 2017 Worlds Compared To Previous Years?

    Dec 12, 2017

    There is no question that the winning totals of the 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships were a bit lower compared to past world events. 
  5. How Much Weaker Were 2017 IWF Worlds Compared To 2015 And 2013?

    How Much Weaker Were 2017 IWF Worlds Compared To 2015 And 2013?

    Dec 11, 2017

    The 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships have come to a close in Anaheim, California, and one of the biggest questions on everyone's mind is how the winning totals compared to previous years. 
  6. FloElite's Best Weightlifting Films

    FloElite's Best Weightlifting Films

    Nov 29, 2017

    Looking for something to make the wait between sessions at IWF Worlds go by quicker? Here's what we've been watching to feed our appetite for weightlifting. 
  7. Team USA Is Ready To Earn Medals At 2017 IWF World Championships

    Team USA Is Ready To Earn Medals At 2017 IWF World Championships

    Nov 29, 2017

    The 2017 IWF World Championships are underway and Team USA is ready to earn medals at a World Championship for the first time in twelve years.
  8. How To Watch 2017 IWF World Championships

    How To Watch 2017 IWF World Championships

    Nov 28, 2017

    The 2017 IWF World Championships — held in Anaheim, California — are finally here. The live streams and broadcasts are split up among a lot of different websites and TV stations, but here is a comprehensive look at where and how to watch each session if you're in the United States.
  9. Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Will Compete At Worlds

    Transgender Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Will Compete At Worlds

    Nov 27, 2017

    New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, born Gavin Hubbard, will be competing at the 2017 IWF World Championships in the women's 90+kg category. Her entry total is 280kg, the second highest in the division. The competition begins today in Anaheim, California, and runs through December 6.
  10. Olympic Champion Kianoush Rostami (IRI) May Miss Worlds

    Olympic Champion Kianoush Rostami (IRI) May Miss Worlds

    Nov 15, 2017

    Olympic champion and Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has been refused a visa by the United States.