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5th Russian Federation President’s Cup

The IWF Grand Prix – 5th Russian Federation President’s Cup with has come to an end in Grozny, the capital of Chechen Republic, Russia. The individual Olympic qualification event under the patronage of the Russian Federation President took place with the participation of 14 countries after Belgorod, Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Noyabrsk.

The IWF was represented by Eva Balogh, Office Manager and Kornel Jancso, Editor-in-Chief of the World Weightlifting Magazine.

Ramzan Kadyrov, President of the Chechen Republic greeted the participants and watched the competition. Mr. Putin’s welcome message was read at the opening ceremony. After a spectacular opening ceremony 3000 spectators followed the event with great attention on both days.

One of the greatest moments was the victory of Ilya Ilyin, KAZ, two-times Olympic champion who made it to set a world record for clean and jerk in 105 kg and on 437 kg, total. Andrey Aramnau, BLR was the record holder so far with 436 kg.

In the team competition Russia took the first place, Kazakhstan the 2nd and USA the 3rd one.