Mr. Ma, the General Secretary of the IWF was extremely impressed
The Opening Ceremony of the Oceania Weightlifting Intitute was an outstanding success. 250 guests attended with many IWF weightlifting personalities who traveled to New Caledonia .
Mr. Ma, the General Secretary of the IWF was extremely impressed and stated that this Institute is unique in its operation in the world of weightlifting, is a concept of great forward thinking, and is a model that other continents should try to emulate.
In the same manner the European President, Dr. Antonio Urso, was equally impressed and he believes that a regional concept such as this will not only develop weightlifters in the region but also promote the sport of weightlifting in a professional manner.