Houston, I’ve got the world in my window

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Houston, Apollo 11 . . . I’ve got the world in my window.
– Michael Collins

The 2015 IWF World Championship will be held in Houston, TX, USA in November 2015. From November 16 to November 28, the best athletes in the world will be competing for the world titles on the U.S. soil.

This is one of the top events in the Olympic weightlifting. In fact, it is only the 4th time when World championship will be hosted by the United States.

Previous world tournaments included 1947 WC in Philadelphia, PA, 1970 WC in Columbus, OH and 1978 WC in Gettysburg, PA (see the all-time listing below).

Obviously, it is highly recommended for all fans of the Iron Game and Team USA to attend the events, watch it on TV or internet, cheer up for Team USA.

Watch. Learn. Remember.

Go USA!

Here are some useful historical facts and statistics to review before you get into a super fan mode.


Modern Olympic Weightlifting: Post World War II World Championships

Source: Lift Up

Year Host City/Country
1946 Paris, France
1947 Philadelphia, United States
1950 Paris, France
1951 Milan, Italy
1953 Stockholm, Sweden
1954 Vienna, Austria
1955 Munich, West Germany
1957 Teheran, Iran
1958 Stockholm, Sweden
1959 Warsaw, Poland
1961 Vienna, Austria
1962 Budapest, Hungary
1963 Stockholm, Sweden
1964 Tokyo, Japan
1965 Teheran, Iran
1966 East Berlin, East Germany
1968 Mexico-City, Mexico
1969 Warsaw, Poland
1970 Columbus, United States
1971 Lima, Peru
1972 Munich, West Germany
1973 Havana, Cuba
1974 Manila, Philippines
1975 Moscow, Soviet Union
1976 Montreal, Canada
1977 Stuttgart, West Germany
1978 Gettysburg, United States
1979 Saloniki, Greece
1980 Moscow, Soviet Union
1981 Lille, France
1982 Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1983 Moscow, Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles, United States
1985 Sodertelje, Sweden
1986 Sofia, Bulgaria
1987 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
1989 Athens, Greece
1990 Budapest, Hungary
1991 Donaueschingen, Germany
1993 Melbourne, Australia
1994 Istanbul, Turkey
1995 Guangzhou, China
1997 Chiang Mai, Thailand
1998 Lahti, Finland
1999 Athens, Greece
2001 Antalya, Turkey
2002 Warsaw, Poland
2003 Vancouver, Canada
2005 Doha, Qatar
2006 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2007 Chiang Mai, Thailand
2009 Goyang, South Korea
2010 Antalya, Turkey
2011 Paris, France
2013 Wroclaw, Poland
2014 Almaty, Kazakhstan

All-Time Medals Won by Team United States

Source: Lift Up
Total number of medals won at the official IWF World Championships and Olympics won by United States.

Team  Gold  Silver  Bronze  Total
UNITED STATES 51 49 23 123

All-Time Top 20 USA Weightlifters

Source: Lift Up
The list is based on total number of medals won by lifters at the official IWF World Championships and Summer Olympics. To view the detailed information on each lifter, please follow the link associated with his names.

Rank Athlete  Gold  Silver  Bronze  Total
1 Tommy Tamio KONO 8 2 1 11
2 Peter GEORGE 6 4 0 10
3 Norbert SCHEMANSKY 4 4 2 10
4 John DAVIS 8 1 0 9
5 Stanley STANCZYK 6 1 2 9
6 Isaac BERGER 3 4 1 8
7 James BRADFORD 0 6 0 6
8 James GEORGE 0 3 3 6
9 David SHEPPARD 0 5 0 5
10 Anthony TERLAZZO 3 0 1 4
11 Charles VINCI 2 2 0 4
12 John TERPAK 2 1 1 4
13 Joseph DI PIETRO 2 0 1 3
14 Joe PITMAN 1 2 0 3
15 Robert BEDNARSKI 1 1 1 3
16 Frank SPELLMAN 1 1 1 3
17 Paul ANDERSON 2 0 0 2
18 Joseph DUBE 1 0 1 2
19 Clyde EMRICH 0 1 1 2
20 Gary GUBNER 0 1 1 2
21 Richard TOM 0 1 1 2
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