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International Women’s Day

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, it is important for the IWF to underline with pride the constantly growing role of Women weightlifting in international sport.

Weightlifting for women celebrated the Premiere at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad held in Sydney with 85 athletes from 47 countries, and the number of participants grown ever since.

In 1987, the same competition structure for both men and women has created an equal opportunity and gives endless potential to further increase the continuously growing interest for our sport.

Women to participate in more and more competitions inspire young generation to seize opportunities given to them through equality. The IWF has always been devoted to adjust its rules and open weightlifting competitions to Women in different countries and cultures all around the world.

We highly consider as future the great potential that Women can bring to weightlifting and the world of sport.

Dr. Tamas Ajan