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President impressed by European Qualifyer’s preparations in Norway

IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján paid a visit today to the competition venue of the upcoming European Championships, Olympic Qualification Event in Forde, Norway and said that 3 days short of the start he was impressed by the advanced status of the preparations.

“My friend, Stian Grimseth, whom I consider a role model for Norwegian and European weightlifting is doing a fine job here as host and Organising Committee head,” the President said in an interview to Norwegian N2 Television Channel. For a town as small as Forde (11,000 inhabitants) it is an amazing task and great achievement to stage such a big and important event as this EC, but I am confident that they will be successful. I like the design of the round stage and the whole hall has a wonderful atmosphere. I am looking forward to great competitions here.” – Dr. Aján concluded.