The 2013 IWF Junior World Championships just kicked off in Lima, Peru here at the Maria Angola Convention Center.
At the Opening Ceremony held yesterday at the Magic Water Circuit Emilio Fernandez; Ms. Suzana Cordova, Director of Culture and Sport of the City Hall and Mr. Francisco Boza Dibos, President of the Peruvian Sports Institute gave speeches about the importance to organize such important international competitions in Lima.
After the very successful Sport for All Conference, which ran from 24 to 27 April, where 500 leading experts from almost 90 countries shared their best practices on a wide range of activities, the very successful 2007 University World Championships, the 2011 IWF Youth World Championships, now Lima hosts the 2013 IWF Junior World Championships.
Mr. Jose Quinones, President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee and President of the Peruvian Weightlifting Federation said: “It is an honor and privilege to receive again the weightlifting family in Lima. We wish to deliver an event to be remembered, and a competition that have all facilities for the athletes to perform at their best.”
Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President officially declared the Championships open.