How to Watch the 2016 Youth World Weightlifting Championships

The 2016 Youth World Weightlifting Championships is currently underway in Penang, Malaysia, and action is already off to a great start.

This year, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is hosting a live stream of the event here.

So far, there don’t seem to be multiple camera angles, zoom, or slow-motion available, but it’s still a clear look at the platform where the world’s best weightlifters age 17 and under will compete for medals from now through October 25th.

The updated scoreboard is also available here

On the first day of competition, Hayley Reichardt secured the USA’s first medal of the meet after taking bronze in the women’s 48kg group.

Plenty of other American and international athletes — including reigning Junior World Champion CJ Cummings, who competes on October 22nd at 4:30pm local time — are set to compete; read more about some of the biggest names here.

Featured image: IWFnet on Facebook

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

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