The VII Mediterranean Weightlifting Cup was held in the southern Italian city of Brindisi on January 26. Twelve countries participated in the event that took place at the Palazzetto Leonardo Da Vinci sport centre. It was the first time in the history of the Mediterranean Cup, that athletes from Israel and Palestine competed in the same competition.
Televised by Sky Sport and RAI public TV, the Italian quartet ascended to highest step on the winner’s podium, in a repeat of their 2011 victory in Tel Aviv.
The Final Team Classification is as follows: ITA, ISR, TUN, MAR, FRA, BIH, MLT, SLO, PLE, SMR, ESP, TUR.
Several dignitaries attended the VII Mediterranean Weightlifting Cup such as Dr. Antonio Urso President of the Italian Weightlifting Federation, EWF President and IWF Executive Board Member, Khaled Mhalhel, WFA President and IWF Executive Board Member, Ibrahim Waleed Al-Abdulla, President of the Arabic Weightlifting Federation and Mohamed Hassan Jaloud, General Secretary of the Arabic Weightlifting Federation and Vice President of the AWF.
The competition was organized on a high level due to the hard work accomplished by the staff leaded by Maurizio Lo Buono, President of the Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation.