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Anglo-Chinese cooperation in pre-Olympic preparations

Coordinated by the Anglo-Chinese Sports & Cultural Association and the Welsh Assembly Government, the Welsh Weightlifting Federation has welcomed the Chinese National team to Bangor University, where the squad is presenting undertaking in a pre-Olympic Games training camp.

Comprising of 43 team members including Beijing 2008 Olympic Champions, Long Qingquan, Lu Yong and Zhang Xiangxiang, the Chinese delegation were formally received to Northern Wales on 05 August 2011 by the Mayor of Bangor, John Montgomery, David Wyn Evans, Head of Wales Pre Games Training and Ray Willams, General Secretary, Welsh Weightlifting Federation.

‘Not only does hosting the world’s strongest team provide inspiration to Welsh athletes, their presence alone is also a demonstration to the Weightlifting family that Welsh Weightlifting is able to offer World Class facilities to visiting teams’ said Mr. Williams.

As part of their programme, the Chinese delegation also received a progress report from Matthew Curtain, London 2012 Weightlifting Manager.