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 Solemn opening ceremony of the World Weightlifting Championships held in Ashgabat
2 Nov
Solemn opening ceremony of the World Weightlifting Championships held in Ashgabat

On November 1, 2018, the opening ceremony of the World Weightlifting Championships was held in the Turkmen capital. This event was a new testimony to the transformation of Ashgabat into a recognized international sports center, broad support from the world community, implemented under the leadership of the head of state, a focused strategy for the development of physical culture and sports.

President of the International Federation of Weightlifting (IWF) Tamas Ayan addressed the audience and stressed that he was sincerely happy to see everyone in the beautiful capital of Turkmenistan - Ashgabat at the opening ceremony of the World Weightlifting Championships - 2018. As noted, there are several reasons for this tournament became very significant. So, for the first time in history, the world championship of weightlifters will be held in 20 weight categories.

The head of the IWF expressed the hope that during the current competitions new records will be set, which will become a distinctive feature of the tournament. It was noted that this championship is the first step towards winning the right to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. It is also the first Olympic World Championship held in Ashgabat.

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