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The first step to London

Between the 13th and the 15th of September, in the days previous to the World Championships starting from the 17th until the 26th of September, all IWF Committees – Technical, Medical, Coaching & Research – terminated their sessions .

The Executive Board meeting and the IWF Congress also held its meeting in Antalya. During the Congress that took place at the Topkapi Palace on the 16th of September Dr. Tamas Ajan, President of the IWF and Dr. Hasan Akkus, Vice President of the IWF and President of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation both said an inaugural speech in order to officially open the session.

The 2010 Antalya World Weightlifting Championships are a main Qualification Event for the 2012 London Olympic Games, as their slogan say “The First Step for London”!

Be prepared for the competition that starts tomorrow! As a reminder, please don’t forget our Educational Seminar that will take place on the 18th and on the 22nd of September at the Topkapi Palace. See you there!

You can follow the competition on our live scoreboard at the following link.