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Zhangkong – Equipment Sole Supplier for Rio 2016

The International Weightlifting Federation is delighted to announce that the Equipment Sole Supplier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be Zhangkong, from China.

The decision was announced to the IWF Executive Board and Congress in Almaty, Kazakhstan, prior to the 2014 IWF World Championships.

Hebei Zhangkong Barbell manufacturing Co Ltd, to give its full name, was supplier for the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games, 2010 Singapore 1st Youth Olympic Games and 2014 Nanjing 2nd Youth Olympic Games. It is a Chinese weightlifting equipment manufacturer, a nation whose athletes finished top of the weightlifting medals table at the last four Olympic Games.