The 2018 Masters World Championships had the most participants ever
The Masters World Championships, held in L’Hospitalet, Barcelona from 17 to 25 of August had a record amount of entries.
The interest for the year’s most important Masters meeting was so high, the organisers decided to install a second competition platform, which is unique in the event’s history.
The athletes had the privilege to compete on the same platform, that was used at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games!
More than 800 athletes came from all around the world to the Catalan Capital to put their skills to measure at the 9-day long competition, with a record amount of 385 woman entries.
In conjunction with the event, a Congress of Nations was held on 22 August with the participation of the representatives of 28 countries and Matyas Lencser, IWF Competition Manager.
The Spanish host, Francisco Garcia Rodriguez gave a good example of hospitality, what nothing proves more than the constant great feedback the organisers received.
Denise Offermann, IWF Masters Chairwoman, who worked tirelessly on the preparations of the event, was very pleased with the outcome.
Next year, the Masters World Championships will be held in Montreal, Canada 16-24 August.