IWF Congress in Penang (IWF Rules update)

July 2, 2011

The President of the  Malta Weightlifting Association participates in the IWF Congress held in Penang Malaysia. They where also approved modification in the IWF Technical rules

IWF TECHNICAL AND COMPETITION RULES

4 OUTFIT OF THE ATHLETES

4.1 COSTUME

4.1.1 Athletes must wear a weightlifting costume which is clean, designed and worn so as

to comply with the following criteria:

• must be one-piece

• must be collar-less

• may be of any colour

• must not cover the elbows

• must not cover the knees

4.1.2 A unitard may be worn under the costume. The unitard must comply with the

following criteria:

• must be one-piece

• must be tight-fitting

• must be collar-less

• may cover the elbows and knees

• may be of any colour

• no pattern or design permitted

4.1.3 A T-shirt may be worn under the costume. The T-shirt must comply with the following

criteria:

• must be collar-less

• must not cover the elbows

• may be of any colour

4.1.4 Shorts may be worn under or over the costume. Shorts must comply with the

following criteria:

• must be tight-fitting

• must not cover the knees

• may be of any colour

• may be worn under or over the costume

4.1.5 A T-shirt and shorts cannot be worn instead of the costume.

4.1.6 Hair and any items worn on the head are considered to be part of the head.

4.1.7 At competitions, the athletes participate in the uniform clothing issued / approved by

their Federation. For this purpose, the Victory Ceremony is considered part of the

competition.

4.1.8 Socks may be worn, but they must not go higher than below the knees and must not

cover any bandages on forbidden areas.

4.4 BANDAGES, TAPES AND PLASTERS

4.4.1 Bandages, tapes or plasters may be worn on the wrists, the knees and the hands.

Tape or plasters may be worn on the fingers or the thumbs. All bandages, tapes or

plasters must be visible and must not be covered or worn under the costume or the

unitard.

4.4.2 The bandages may be made of gauze, medical crepe or leather. A one-piece elastic

bandage or rubberised kneecap, which allows free movement, may be worn over the

knees. This latter piece of equipment cannot be reinforced in any way.

4.4.3 On the wrists, the bandages must not cover more than 100 mm.

4.4.4 On the knees, the bandages must not cover more than 300 mm.

4.4.5 There is no limit to the length of the bandages.

4.4.6 The use of plasters or bandages on both the inner and outer surface of the hands is

allowed. These plasters tapes or bandages may be attached to the wrist but not to

the bar.

4.4.7 Plasters on the fingers are allowed but must not protrude in front of the fingertips.

4.4.8 In order to protect the palm of the hands, wearing special fingerless gloves is allowed

e.g. gymnastic palm guards, cycling gloves. Gloves can only cover the first phalanx

(i.e. to first knuckle) of the fingers. If plasters are worn on the fingers, there must be

a visible separation between the plasters and the palm guard or glove.

4.4.9 No bandages or substitutes are allowed on the following parts of the body:

a) elbows

b) trunk

c) thighs

d) shins

e) arms

In the event of an injury, the Doctor on Duty may apply plasters on any bleeding part

of the body.

4.4.10 Only one type of bandage may be worn on any part of the body


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