From Dezső Dobor
International Weightlifting Federation Media officer and AIPS Member
BUDAPEST, February 17, 2009 - World Weightlifting, the International Weightlifting Federation's official quarterly -
according to its traditions - has asked the international weightlifting public to vote for the best weightlifters of the year.
It was the 27th Lifter of the Year election for the men, and the 18th election for the women. For the first time, online voting was available on the IWF website.
Among the women, Chinese Liu Chunhong proved to be the Best of 2008. Liu won her second Olympic gold medal
and set up a further five world records in Beijing. Among the men, Matthias Steiner from Germany, the +105kg hero received the highest number of votes.