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IWF in mourning – Marcello Zoratti (ITA)

The IWF has learnt with great sadness about the loss of Mr Marcello Zoratti, a prominent administrator of our sport in Italy. For more than 60 years deeply connected with weightlifting, Mr Zoratti has been also an important official within the European Federation (EWF).

At home, he was namely one of the founders, in 1965, of the renowned ALPE ADRIA International Tournament, an event initially gathering competitors from neighbouring countries Slovenia, Austria and Italy – the competition has eventually grown and included lifters from other nations.

Institutionally, he served as Vice-President of the Italian Weightlifting Federation and his action is widely recognised as a source of development of the sport in his country.

Internationally, Mr Zoratti, was EWF Vice-President from 1987 to 1999, and then again from 2003 to 2008. He was also member of the EWF Technical Committee from 1981 to 2008.

In this heartfelt moment, the IWF addresses its sincere condolences to Mr Zoratti’s family and friends, and to the entire Italian weightlifting community.