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New categories are introduced: 56 kg - Bantamweight, 60 kg - Featherweight, 67.5 kg - Lightweight, 75 kg - Middleweight, 82.5 kg - Lightheavyweight, 90 kg – Middleheavyweight and over 90 kg - Heavyweight.28th February, Buenos Aires: Foundation of the “Pan-American Weightlifting Federation”.8th women bodyweight category approved by the EB in Beijing, CHN (25 September) and ratified by the Congress in Penang, MAS (19 October) achieving gender equality.New categories in effect with 1 January 2017 are 90kg and 90kg for Junior and Senior, 75kg and 75kg for Youth.1st Youth Olympic Games (Women 46 lifters, 40 nations, Men 58 lifters, 48 nations).Five bodyweight categories are approved: 60 kg - Featherweight, 67.5 kg - Lightweight, 75 kg - Middleweight, 82.5 kg - Lightheavyweight, over 82.5 kg - Heavyweight.Foundation of the „Amateur-Athleten-Weltunion“, predecessor of the IWF, with responsibility for weightlifting and wrestling.The “Special Methodical Commission”, created provisionally in 1977, found the official recognition in the Constitution as “Scientific and Research Committee”.6th November, Melbourne: Foundation of the “Oceania Weightlifting Federation”.
15th September, Executive Board Meeting, Stuttgart: Provisional creation of a “Special Methodical Commission”. Competitions only with two lifts (Snatch, Clean & Jerk with two hands).
The first “Barbell-Summit” with the companies manufacturing the weightlifting barbells took place.
The IWF used its right to issue licenses and to specify the kind of equipment at important international competitions.
A time limit of 3 minutes is allowed for competitors.
The organization’s new name is "Internationaler Amateur-Weltverband für Schwerathletik“.