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2019 IWF Junior and Youth World Championships allotted

June 15, 2017 11:31 AM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: The International Weighlifting Federation (IW2019 IWF Junior and Youth World Championships allottedF) Executive Board allocated two of its major events - the 2019 IWF Junior and Youth World Championships - at its meeting held in Tokyo.
The Executive Board unanimously decided to attribute the hosting right to the Fiji Weightlifting Association and the city of Suva, FIJ. Presentation was given by Atma Maharaj, President of the Fiji Weightlifting Association joined by HE Isikeli Mataitoga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Fiji to Japan, according to a communication received from the IWF.
It is the first time since 1993 (Melbourne, AUS) that a country from the Oceania region will organize an IWF World Championships and first time ever in the Pacific region. Fiji hosted the Continental Qualification event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as well as several regional weightlifting competitions.
Dr. Robin Mitchell, ONOC President will also take the position of Organizing Committee Chair.
The Executive Board unanimously decided to attribute the hosting right to the USA Weightlifting and the city of Anaheim, USA.
Anaheim will host the 2017 IWF World Championships in November and aspires to become a regular host of IWF events.
Presentation was given by Phil Andrews, CEO USA Weightlifting joined by Roy Edmondson, Vice President Sports Development Visit Anaheim as well as Anthony Brenneman, Sports Events Manager Sports Anaheim and Pedro Meloni, Competition Director USA Weightlifting.
Anaheim is also a partner of the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid.
Ursula Garza Papandrea, President USA Weightlifting said: “In our aim to become a strong partner of the IWF we appreciate the trust they put in us to host another event.”

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