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20th September, Warsaw: Foundation of the “European Weightlifting Federation”. For the team classification, there are distributed 10-6-4-3-2-1 points for the first to the sixth place.

Diameter of the bar is 28 mm; distance of the bar between the discs is 1.31 m; height from the ground 21 cm; length of the bar 2.20m.

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The weight increase from the first attempt to the second one in the two competition exercises may be 2.5 kg.

30th October - 1st November, Florida: The first Women World Championships with 100 athletes from 22 countries took place.

New categories are valid: for men 56-62-69-77-85-94-105-over 105 kg, for women: 48-53-58-63-69-75-over 75 kg.

1st World Championships for University and College Students (Women 37 lifters,11 nations, Men 50 lifters, 11 nations).

Approved by the IOC weightlifting featured on the Games with the following criteria: Age group: 16 - 17 years; Categories women: 48-53-58-63-63 kg; Categories men: 56-62-69-77-85-85 kg; Six competitions days and a quota of 110 competitors altogether.

IWF celebrates its centenary (10 June 1905, Duisburg, Germany).

In World and Continental Championships not only the total results but also the individual lifts are honoured with medals.

The organization’s new name is "Fédération Haltérophile International", in short FHI.

13th December: The IOC Executive Board confirmed it’s decision to include women’s weightlifting in the programme of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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