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Final Preparations Before The IWF Junior World Championships

The excitement is palpable in Tashkent. As a result of the great organisation by the Uzbekistan Weightlifting Federation, the Yunusabad Sport Complex is ready for the competition in less than one day.

Locals have given a warm welcome to athletes and their teams, federation officials, former weightlifters and journalists who arrived to Uzbekistan to enjoy the event starting tomorrow, Sunday 23 May. The first athletes to arrive, apart from the Uzbeks, came all the way from Indonesia, Turkey, Italy and India. Shortly after, teams from USA, Ukraine, Germany, among others arrived to practice in the days before the competition.

This competition not only represents a chance for the juniors to participate in a world championship, but it also represents a unique opportunity for their deepest dreams to come true. Tashkent can be a springboard to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


The IWF Junior World Championships will see 244 athletes from 53 countries participating throughout nine days of competition. On Friday, the competing athletes and countries were confirmed at the Verification of Final Entries Meeting (VFE). To know more about schedules and groups, click on the Start Book HERE.