Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation


We wish the best of luck as the following athletes represent Canada at the World Masters:
Heather Amundred, France Brouillard, Karine Brouillard, Heather Cameron, Manon Croteau, Heather Emslie, Paaras Kaur, Beth Kostur, Eva Martens, Jill Miller, Caroline Mundell, Tanna Payne, Manon Poulin, Judy Quinn, Kirsten Riewe. AND,Jason Cain, Claude Caouette, Yves Carignan, Chris Crotty, Raghbir Dhaliwal, Andre Dionne, Rafal Korkowski, Greg Haspect, Ken Miller, Justin Ott, Marcel Perron.
If you know them, please try to personally wish them well!!


July 20, 2018

The IWF Board has approved 10 new categories for both men and women in the Senior, Junior and Youth age categories. These categories will be submitted to the IWF Congress for ratification. As masters we are of course primarily concerned with the Senior category, which will still need ratification by the IWF-Masters. Seeing no issues on the horizon, you can expect that those new bodyweight categories to be implemented at our next, 2019, Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. For our members competing in Provincial Masters in 2019, we expect that each Provincial Weightlifting Association will already be using the new bodyweight categories.
Our Board is currently studying various approaches to setting minimum records standards in all age and new bodyweight categories and will keep you updated on this website. Old records will still be archived on our website but cannot, of course, be contested.


ATTENTION – 2018 World Masters – Schedule Changes

Dear All,

The IWF Masters Committee has taken into consideration the provisional time table and its notification. Together with the organizer Francisco Rodriguez Garcia, who is in the position to provide 2 competition platforms next to each other, we are in the position to move all sessions in the way that it matches with the notification in yellow highlighted under the published provisional time table. Please find attached the rebuild 2018 competition schedule.

You will see that it leaves us no room for any changes and that we are working nonstop to have a successful and memorable championship in the beautiful city of Barcelona. However we will have to conduct our annual Congress of Nations at Wednesday 22 August 19 hours (usual day/time) at the venue.

The accreditation hours are now published on under ‘championship’.
The training facility will be open from Thursday 16 August midday at the venue. For more information please contact the organizer directly.
Best wishes,
Denise Offermann

2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games

Only 2 weeks left to register for Olympic Weightlifting competition at the 2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games. Registration closes July 7, and the games are held from 7-15 September 2018.

This also marks the first edition of the Asian Masters Women's Championships. (Held in conjunction with the 2018 Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games) Here's your chance to become an Asian Master's record holder at an event recognized by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Further information can be found at the games website:

To see/download the brochure click here

To see schedule click here


IWF Sport Programme Commission  recommends changes to  Tokyo 2020 weightlifting programme

Commission meets in the Olympic Capital to discuss innovations to Olympic qualification system, event field size and weight categories
14 November 2017; Lausanne: The IWF Sport Programme Commission (SPC) concluded its three-day meeting in Lausanne by agreeing a number of recommendations designed to protect the integrity of the sport and ensure the very best, clean weightlifting competitions at Tokyo 2020.

The five-person Commission composed of representatives from all major IWF stakeholders, met at the IWF headquarters in Lausanne on 11-13 November. The primary focus of the meeting was to address the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games weightlifting programme, including the Olympic qualification system, the competition format, event field size and the bodyweight categories.

The SPC recommended individual qualification through a shortened (18 months) qualification period for Tokyo 2020, during which time there would be two IWF World Championships. Athletes will be required to regularly participate in Olympic Qualification competitions to ensure that they are regularly subjected to in-competition doping control. The shortened period would also make anti-doping testing easier to implement and more cost-effective. 

Male and female athletes will compete across the IWF bodyweight categories during the qualification period, from which seven will form the Olympic medal events at Tokyo 2020 for each gender. 

A maximum of 14 athletes per bodyweight category will compete in Tokyo with each National Olympic Committee (NOC) allowed a maximum of four athletes per gender and only one per medal event.

The SPC is continuing to review the existing bodyweight categories to make recommendations to the IWF Technical Committee and Executive Board regarding the new bodyweight categories. The SPC is also exploring innovative and exciting new event formats which will be implemented to keep the sport as appealing and relevant to a global audience as possible. 

Speaking after the meeting, IWF Director General and member of the IWF SPC, Attila Adamfi, said:

“We have had a very productive meeting here in Lausanne as we work towards ensuring that the IWF delivers the very best, clean weightlifting competitions at Tokyo 2020. We want to make sure that we are protecting the integrity of our sport and also provide the most engaging and exciting competitions for our athletes and fans. We have had very good cooperation with the IOC and are continuing to work closely with them. The IWF takes its responsibility to the Olympic Movement very seriously and is committed to promoting the Olympic values around the world.

“While our primary focus is of course on the next Olympic Games, we are also examining opportunities to innovate our sport further which will go beyond the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We are assessing new bodyweight categories, new formats, and new disciplines all of which will make our sport more appealing, particularly to younger audiences.”

The SPC’s recommendations will be presented to the IWF Executive Board for approval during their next meeting on 25-26 November 2017.

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Suspension Starts For Nine IWF Member Federations Involved In Olympic Doping

IWF determined to encourage and protect clean weightlifting

20 October 2017; Budapest, Hungary: The one-year suspensions of the nine IWF Members Federations (MFs) found to have had three or more anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) during the retesting of samples taken at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, officially took effect today.

The IWF has informed each of the nine MFs of their suspension, following the decision of the IWF Executive Board on 30 September 2017 to approve the recommendation of IWF’s Tbilisi Commission and to uphold the Board’s decision of 22 June 2016. Each MF will now have 21 days to appeal the decision.

IWF President Tamas Ajan said:

“The steps taken in weightlifting today are unprecedented in the history of sport. They show our total commitment to protect clean athletes. It was clear to us at the IWF that the problems in these nine countries required whole national cultures to change. For many of these member federations, there has already been a change of leadership and work has already begun to change the culture. Of course, we welcome these developments, as they will facilitate to those federations to comply with the requirements of a clean sport.“

“The IWF Anti-Doping efforts will continue with increased intensity in these 9 countries. IWF will do everything to make sure they will put in place the necessary anti-doping measures to address their doping issues so that they can take their places alongside the other members of our family once again.”

The IWF will work with the nine suspended MFs to ensure that they implement the IWF Rules in their countries and construct their national level ‘shields’ to protect clean athletes. IWF has urged these countries to willingly undertake complying with a massive set of criteria which aim to trigger the cultural shift thus ensuring that once these Federations regain their eligibility, a level-playing field is finally ensured at national level.

IWF expects these MFs to expressly acknowledge their responsibility for clean sport and to use this opportunity to actively commit to the fight against doping as a means to restore their reputation.

In case an MF decides to unconditionally accept the set of criteria it automatically involves the acceptance of being monitored by an Independent Monitoring Group which will mainly consist of outside-the-sport anti-doping experts.
The Group will carefully assess the situation of each MF which undertakes to comply with the criteria and create an action plan to address these issues one by one.
The monitoring will continue throughout the entire suspension period.
If fully satisfied, the Group at its sole discretion may decide to grant a Partial Conditional Reinstatement of the MF’s right to participate at IWF Events. The earliest time of such reinstatement depends on the gravity of the MF’s violation of the Policy rendered by the Board on 22 June (i.e.: number and severity of re-analysis cases). The reinstatement will not affect any other rights of the MF suspended as per the Board’s decision – these will remain suspended even in case a conditional lift is granted.
The full suspension will be immediately reinstated if the Group considers that the MF subject to the conditional reinstatement fails to meet any of the criteria.
Any decision of the Group will be final and binding and will not be subject to appeal.