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June 25, 2022 – Tirana, Albania

Mohammed Jalood has been elected as the new IWF President.

President Jalood brings extensive experience within the sport; having been a weightlifting athlete for 13 years, working within the administration for 26 years and spending the last five as IWF General Secretary.

Upon his election he thanked the weightlifting family and out-going Interim President Dr. Michael Irani for all the good work done together. Jalood also remarked “I would like to thank the weightlifting family for all the good work done together over the years. But especially my good friend Mohamed Yousef Al-Mana who withdrew his candidacy to unite the IWF family. Looking ahead, we have a lot of good work to do and we are all committed to the same goal. Today, we have taken the first step in building a stronger organization, one that is more resilient and more ambitious. Today, is a bright day for our sport and I look forward to doing many more good things for our organization together with the entire weightlifting family!”