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Dmitriy Berestov believes in massive Russian results

Berestov, Olympic Champion in 2004 became Vice President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation last year and works also as a Director of a sports school in Moscow.

As an athlete he popularizes weightlifting at different competitions where Olympic and World Champions take part and a great number of spectators attend. As a sport leader his intention is to develop children’s and youth weightlifting not only in Moscow but all over Russia. He holds master classes at schools where the athletes and Berestov himself take an active part.

„The development of weightlifting is in the focus of our Government’s attention and of course it is the main task of the Russian Weightlifting Federation. We expect the mass media should pay more attention on our sport. Promotion is important to attract more young people and show them that weightlifting is the basis of all other sports which develops all the muscles. The President’s Cup in December will be the best occasion to prove the excellence of our sport.”

Talking about the chances of the Russian weightlifters at the forthcoming World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games, he expects medals in four categories both among men and women. The results at the World Championships in November in Paris will give a clear picture about it. (based on