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Pyrros Dimas (GRE) elected President of the Mediterranean Confederation

The Electoral Congress of the Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation (MWC), held in Sliema, Malta, on October 7, has chosen a new Executive Board, chaired by the three-time Olympic champion Pyrros Dimas, from Greece.

These elections reflected a climate of great unity within the MWC, with most of the decisions taken by unanimous acclamations. Besides Dimas, the Congress chose Manareddin Eshelli (LBA) as General Secretary, while Jesmond Caruana (MLT) and Ahmed Abdelmaksoud (EGY) are the new Vice-Presidents of the organisation.

The MWC Board is completed with the following members: Bossian David (FRA), Maurizio Lo Buono (ITA), Nedim Masic (BIH), Boubaker Bechradui (TUN) and Kamel Saidi (ALG). 

“Our goal is to make weightlifting bigger, more beautiful, and to elevate it to the position it rightfully deserves,” considered Dimas after his election. 

The IWF was present on this important occasion, with its Secretary General Antonio Urso travelling to Malta and President Mohammed Jalood greeting all the Congress participants through an online message. IWF Executive Board Members and respectively President of the African Weightlifting Federation and European Weightlifting Federation, Khaled Mehalhel and Antonio Conflitti were also in Sliema. 

The new MWC President Pyrros Dimas (GRE)

The MWC Congress was held on the occasion of a very successful edition of the XIII Mediterranean Weightlifting Cup and Malta International Open, staged from October 6-8 in the tiny Mediterranean island.