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Asian Youth Championships (YOG Continental Qualification Event) started

The 1st AWF Executive Board meeting in 2014 was held on 3rd March in Bang Saen, Thailand in connection with the Asian Youth Championships followed by the AWF Congress.

Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President honoured both meetings and Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General informed the delegates about Nanjing Youth Olympic Games including the actual status of the qualification and presented the Qualification System for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The event being the YOG Continental Qualification Event as well is the first of the five Continental Championships to provide qualification possibility where 178 athletes from 26 countries with compete for the remaining places for Nanjing.Already on the first competition day 3 new Youth World Records have been broken in all 3 bodyweight categories contested.

Song Gum RI, PRK in 44kg broke the Clean & Jerk with 93kg, in 50kg Liangrun ZHENG, CHN broke the Snatch record with 102kg and in 56kg Cheng MENG, CHN broke the Snatch with 128kg.

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