The Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships were held from 5-12 November in Yangon, Myanmar at the Thein Phyu sport stadium. The outstanding and successful competition organized on high level was the first international event organized in Myanmar since 1969.
The Annual Congress of the Asian Weightlifting Federation was held in conjunction with the event with the attendance of the IWF President Dr.Tamas Ajan. The Acting President of the AWF Major General Intarat Yodbangtoey and the General Secretary Ali Moradi talked about the great achievements of the Asian lifters at the London 2012 Olympic Games who won 13 Gold Medals out of the available 15 (CHN:5, KAZ:4, PRK:3, IRI:1).
In his comments, the IWF President attributed the success to the unity and friendly collaboration of all nations within the Asian Weightlifting Federation. Dr. Ajan was satisfied to see that the AWF was on the right track since its reorganization in 2003 and is devoted to the development of the sport.
Great conditions were provided by the Myanmar Weightlifting Federation in terms of accommodation, venue, technology, volunteers and all aspects related to host a top level weightlifting event.
Minister of Sports and President of the Myanmar Olympic Committee H.E. U Tint Hsan underlined the importance of witnessing and hosting such international events and support the development of weightlifting in the country.
The President of the Myanmar Weightlifting Federation Thet Linn and the General Secretary Myint Swe showed impressive organizational skills in the delivery of the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships.
Thanks to the strong line up of Asian lifters and the presence of previous Youth and Junior World Champions, the high level competitions were full of excitement.
Junior World Record Women’s 63kg Clean and Jerk 136kg JO Pok Hyang (PRK)
Youth World Record Men’s 69kg Snatch 144kg Total 312kg KARRAR MOHAMMED Jawad Mohammed Kadhum (IRQ)
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