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The Deputy Minister Of Sports Inaugurates The IWF Youth World Championships Tomorrow, Monday

The opening ceremony will be under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, seeing the participation of 54 different countries.

Under the patronage of the Minister of Sports and President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, His Royal Highness Prince Aldulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Sports, Mr. Badr Al-Qadi, in the presence of the President of the International Weightlifting Federation, Mr. Michael Irani, will inaugurate the IWF Youth World Championships, at eight in the evening Tomorrow, Monday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jeddah, with the participation of more than 300 male and female athletes representing 54 countries from around the world.

His Royal Highness Prince Adbulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal said: “Hosting this tournament for the first time in the history of the Kingdom, despite the circumstances the world is going through as a result of the Corona virus pandemic, embodies the unlimited support that the sport sector enjoys by our wise leadership, towards achieving the goals of our vision. Kingdom 2030, developing sports of all kinds and names, and contributing to the growth of the Kingdom’s domestic product.”

His Royal Highness the Minister of Sports welcomed all participating athletes from different countries of the world in their second country, wishing them a pleasant stay, success in this tournament, and to deliver the best performance possible.

During this championships, Saudi Arabia is represented by 13 male and female weightlifters, namely Muhammad Al-Marzouq, Hassan Al-Marzouq, Ali Majid, Hussein Al-Duhailib, Amjad Al-Ghanim, Jawad Al-Shakhouri, Abdullah Al-Ahmad, Laith Al-Baqer, Youssef Al-Madrahem, Jassim Al-Zouri, Rafif Mutlaq, Zikra Khurmi and Lian Al-Qurashi.

It is noteworthy that the officials of IWF, and members of the participating missions, began to arrive in Jeddah since yesterday, where they settled upon their arrival, in a number of hotels designated for the tournament after conducting the necessary medical examinations amid the precautionary measures followed.

Source: Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee