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Ilya Ilyin wins gold at IV Weightlifting Spartakiad of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s weightlifter and four-time world champion Ilya Ilyin has won gold at the IV Weightlifting Spartakiad of Kazakhstan.

Ilya Ilyin wins gold at IV Weightlifting Spartakiad of Kazakhstan
Tatyana Kapustina. Photo courtesy of iwf.net.
17-year-old Kazakh weightlifter becomes world champion

Kazakhstan’s weightlifter Tatyana Kapustina won gold in +69 kg at the IWF World Youth Championship in Peru.

17-year-old Kazakh weightlifter becomes world champion
Photo © sport.nur.kz
Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis

A doping scandal has erupted after The 2014 World Weightlifting Championships that was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 8-16.

Doping scandal at World Weightlifting Championship in Astana: 8 weightlifters await B sample analysis
Karina Goricheva ©RIA Novosti
Kazakh athlete finishes sixth at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty

Kazakh weightlifter Karina Goricheva ended up in the sixth place at the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Kazakh athlete finishes sixth at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty
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Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin becomes four-time World Champion

Kazakh weightlifter and two-time Olympic Champion Ilya Ilyin has won a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship, thus becoming a four-time World Champion.

Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin becomes four-time World Champion
Zhassulan Kydyrbayev ©almaty2014iwf.com
Kazakh athletes win gold and silver at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty

Kazakhstan’s weightlifters Zhassulan Kydyrbayev and Vladimir Sedov has clinched two medals at the World Weightlifting Championship.

Kazakh athletes win gold and silver at World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty
Svetlana Podobedova ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan's Svetlana Podobedova misses World Weightlifting Championship

Two-times World Champion and London 2012 Olympic Champion Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan is unable to take part in the World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Kazakhstan's Svetlana Podobedova misses World Weightlifting Championship
Olympic champions Svetlana Podobedova, Maiya Maneza, Zulfiya Chinshanlo and bronze medalist Mariya Grabovetskaya. Photo courtesy of the official website of Kazakhstan's Weightlifting Federation.
Eight reigning Olympic champions to take part in World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty

Eight reigning Olympic champions will take part in the World Weightlifting Championship that is taking place in Almaty on November 8-16, 2014.

Eight reigning Olympic champions to take part in World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty
Ilya Ilyin at the London Olympics. Photo courtesy of instagram.com/ilyailyin4ever
Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan 99.9% sure about getting 4th World Championship gold

Kazakhstani weightlifter Ilya Iliyn is 99.9% positive that he will win the gold medal at the 2014 World Weightlifting Championship in Almaty.

Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan 99.9% sure about getting 4th World Championship gold
Photo © RIA Novosti
Universiade champion from Kazakhstan charged with doping

A champion weightlifter of the Summer Universiade in Kazan Farkhad Kharki has been charge with committing a doping-related offence.

Universiade champion from Kazakhstan charged with doping
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Crane drops 40-ton container on taxi in Almaty

An unusual accident involving very bad math and very lucky people has happened in Almaty.

Crane drops 40-ton container on taxi in Almaty
Amirbai Ryskulov. Photo courtesy of kazpravda.kz
Resident of Almaty oblast, 76, sets Guinness World Record in kettlebell lifting

76-y.o. resident of Almaty oblast has set a world record and has been included into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Resident of Almaty oblast, 76, sets Guinness World Record in kettlebell lifting
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Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers

The head of a tiny Pacific airline that pioneered a fare system based on passengers' weight said Wednesday the move had been so successful the carrier is upgrading its fleet.

Airline's pay-by-weight fares take off with passengers
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of  vk.com/ggolovkin
Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin ready to lose weight to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The star boxer from Kazakhstan Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin is ready to move to a new weight division to face the American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin ready to lose weight to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.
During the surgery. ©Vladimir Prokopenko
New weight loss surgery made in Almaty

A professor from Lithuania has made an advanced weight loss surgery in Almaty.

New weight loss surgery made in Almaty
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Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in US girls

Girls of all races are entering puberty earlier than ever before, and US research out Monday suggests that obesity may a contributing factor, particularly in white girls.

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in US girls
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US teens' dangerous obsession with 'thigh gap'

It's the latest weight loss craze among American teens striving to emulate the models they see in magazines: the "thigh gap", in which slender legs, when standing with feet together, do not touch.

US teens' dangerous obsession with 'thigh gap'
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55% in Kazakhstan are overweight

More than a half of the Kazakhstan population have excess weight.

55% in Kazakhstan are overweight
Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first
Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first

Full-figured women had their day on the catwalks of New York on Friday when hometown designer Eden Miller unveiled her plus-size collection -- a fashion week first.

Plus-size women in focus, in NY fashion week first
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Young Australians getting fatter: study

Young Australians have a reputation for being fit and enjoying a sporty, outdoorsy lifestyle, but research released Monday found they are stacking on more weight than any other age group.

Young Australians getting fatter: study