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Reiko Kato Chinen appointed as Weightlifting Sport Manager for Tokyo 2020

Reiko Kato Chinen was appointed as the Weightlifting Sport Manager for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Starting as an athlete, Reiko Kato Chinen has been involved in weightlifting more than 30 years. She is a well experienced and knowledgeable sport administrator, having served also as Technical Director at the 2014 IWF World Championships Almaty, KAZ.

Being part of 5 Olympic Games as International Technical Official, she is currently Member of the IWF Technical Committee she is also Member of the Asian Weightlifting Federation and Japan Weightlifting Association Executive Board.

Speaking about the appointment, Mrs. Chinen said: “Working also in the bidding process for Tokyo, it was my dream to bring the Olympic Games to my country to develop the sport further. Now having full responsibility to deliver unforgettable Games, I will aim to bring success to JWA, IWF and weightlifting.”

The IWF congratulates Mrs. Chinen and will give her all support to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games weightlifting competitions a big success.