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Series of Asian events completed in Uzbekistan

The IWF Youth Qualification Event, held under the technical conduct of the IWF and in conjunction with the Asian Youth Championships, celebrated a new world record for the youth age group and several new Asian records. The Asian Weightlifting Federation held its meetings which were attended by Mr. Ma Wenguang, IWF General Secretary and AWF 1st Vice President as well as IWF Competition Director Mr. Attila Ádámfi. The Uzbekistan Federation, under the conduct of Mr. Shakrillo Makhmoudov, General Secretary hosted excellent competitions, which were continued with the Asian Junior Championships.

The 2012 Asian Championships were allocated to Korea. AWF President Sheikh Sultan Bin Mejren wrote history in the Asian Federation when making a deal with the KWF for Marketing Fees arising from the Championships in an attempt to stabilize the financial position of the AWF.

The series of Continental Qualification events for the Youth Olympic Games will continue with the Pan-American event – to be reported on later.