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IWF President praises Bulgarian hosts for the successful organisation

Dr. Tamás AJÁN, IWF President expressed the gratitude and congratulations of the Weightlifting Family to the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation for successfully hosting the Junior World Championships in Sofia, 13-20 June 2010. He pointed out that the BWF, under the guidance of its President Anton KODJABASHEV, fulfilled the commitment previously given to the IWF and confirmed by the country’s former Olympic Champions. The Federation managed to organise the JWC at a commendable standard despite a difficult environment and lack of funding from the Bulgarian government due to the Federation’s currently pending status and internal problems. By all means, the Organising Committee deserves praise for carrying out highly successful World Championships.