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Improving the level in Myanmar

The Myanmar Weightlifting Federation (MWF) recently organised, with the support of the IWF and Olympic Solidarity, a five-day course for national coaches and ITO’s, at the Multi-Purpose Hall in Nay Pyi Taw. More than 20 officials were able to get updated on technical relevant information concerning weightlifting, in a course lectured by Ms Aphinya Dattuyawat, from Thailand, former Asian champion and Olympian. He was assisted by Mr Myo Min (MYA), MWF Deputy Secretary General, Mr Htet Wai (MYA), Deputy Director for the Sports and Physical Education department in charge of Myanmar Anti-Doping Agency, and by Ms Ei Ei Mon (MYA), Assistant Director for Sports and Physical Education and International Relations of the Myanmar National Olympic Committee.


After an Opening Ceremony led by the President of the Myanmar NOC, Mr U Min Thein Zan, all participants took part in theoretical and practical sessions, focusing on several areas: safety, basic training, competition readiness, event rules and regulations, refereeing, video playback technology, psychology and anti-doping education.


According to the MWF, the course – held from August 7-11 – was a “complete success” and was well received by all coaches and officials. The workshop sessions, where the level of exchange of information and experience was higher, were particularly appreciated. Finally, all participants were able to pass with distinction (with an average of over 90%) the theory exam at the end of the course.



“The MWF would like to thank the IWF, the IOC Olympic Solidarity, the Myanmar Olympic Committee, and the Thai Weightlifting Federation for their valuable support in developing a new generation of coaches and officials in our country, thus creating better conditions for the lifters in the future”.