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Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships and African Senior Championships

This year’s Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships will be held in conjunction with the African Senior Championships in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Weightlifting competition will be held from 10-15 October 2011 at the Good Hope Centre.

This is the first time ever that the Commonwealth Championships will be held on the African continent and having the African Championships in conjunction with the event, will undoubtedly add more prestige to it.

Already the Championships have received a vast number of entries.

With the inclusion of the African entries, we may finish up having A and B sessions in quite a few categories. We understand that this will put more pressure on the Organising Committee in South Africa, however knowing the excellent capabilities of the South African organising officials we have no doubt it will conducted at world championships standard.” – said Paul Coffa, General Secretary of Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation.

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