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IWF signs agreement with ZKC as official sole supplier for Paris 2024

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has signed an agreement with CHINA Hebei ZhangKong Barbell Manufacturing CO. LTD.  (ZKC) to be the federation’s official Sole Supplier for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

ZKC has extensive experience in supplying the highest-standard equipment in weightlifting and was the IWF’s official Sole Supplier for Beijing 2008, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

ZKC will provide all the required equipment to the Paris 2024 Organising Committee in accordance with the IWF Technical Competition Rules & Regulations. In addition, ZKC is entitled to use the “Official Sole Supplier” title in its advertisements.

Antonio Urso, IWF General Secretary said:

“We are very happy to continue our long-term partnership with ZKC. ZKC has been the IWF’s official supplier at three Olympic Games and has a proven track record of delivering the highest quality equipment for our athletes. We are looking forward to working with them again at Paris 2024 and ensuring our athletes have what they need to compete at their best.”

Mr. Zhang Zhiguo, ZKC General Manager said:

“We are very proud to have signed this agreement with the IWF and ensure the continuation of ZKC’s affiliation with elite weightlifting. As the Official Sole Supplier, we recognise we have an important responsibility to provide equipment of the highest standards for the Olympic weightlifters. We have developed a strong relationship with the IWF over three Olympic Games and are excited to work with them again at Paris 2024.”

The IWF Executive Board had approved ZKC as the official sole supplier for Paris 2024 during its meeting on 1 September 2022.