The Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation (CWF) was established 63 years ago in 1947. It is one of the oldest sporting federations of the Commonwealth and is unique in that it encompasses Commonwealth nations from the five continents and recognised by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

The CWF is focussed on enhancing its inclusive sporting environment in order to maintain its position as one of the leading and most progressive sporting organisations within the Commonwealth.

Having been included to the sports program of the Commonwealth Games in 1950, weightlifting has enjoyed a long and rich history within the movement. As a core sport of the Commonwealth Games since ‘Melbourne 2006’, our sport has produced countless champions, many of whom also achieved athletic success at the World Championships and Olympic Games.

As time has gone by, the technological age has brought the Commonwealth members of the five continents even closer together. Now with the support of ZKC (Zhangkong Barbell), the professional assistance of Miles Wydall and the support of the IWF, we now have an official website which will keep you updated with the latest information from the Commonwealth countries within this vast region of ours.

The CWF secretariat is located in Noumea, New Caledonia together with the Oceania Weightlifting Federation.  

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It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of the legendary Louis Martin MBE from Great Britain.

Louis, as everybody knew him, was one of the most accomplished lifters in the Commonwealth. Three times Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Silver and Bronze medals at two Olympic Games in 1960 and 1964. Four times World Champion from 1959 to 1965 and world record holder.

The Commonwealth has never had a champion, in all sense of the word, like Louis Martin. A legend in the sport of weightlifting. May he rest in peace.