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Comments on the modified IWF Technical Rules

Since the modified rule changes were published on our website, the IWF has received many comments from all over the world.

Here are some examples:

„My sincere THANKS to the Executive Council and Members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for allowing women of all faiths to compete while wearing modest attire that will ensure fairness, equality and inclusion for all.”

“Just wanted to convey my heartfelt appreciation on this important decision that allows women of all faiths to participate fully in weightlifting sport without having to compromise their beliefs and values. This action speaks for the civilized world we live in, it speaks for the decency and acumen of individuals in charge of making such important decisions and goes a long way in paving the path to human dignity and freedom of choice that United States of America stands for!”

„Thank You for making your sport more accommodating and inclusive to others. This can only increase competitiveness and build interest across communities.”