Tatarstan Prime Minister Ildar Khalikov met with President of International Weightlifting Federation Dr. Tamas Ajan at Tatarstan Government House.
During the meeting, Tamas Ajan thanked Tatarstan leadership for developing the weightlifting in Russian and worldwide, as well as for holding the World Championship among juniors up to 20 years old at the highest level.
Ildar Khalikov and Tamas Ajan discussed prospects of holding new large international weightlifting competitions in Kazan. Tamas Ajan said that the International Weightlifting Federation is willing to consider Kazan as a candidate to host the World Championship among men and women in 2017-2018. Ildar Khalikov, in his turn, pointed out that after the Universiade Kazan is able to host competitions of the highest level.
Tatarstan Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport Rafis Burganov, President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation Sergey Syrtsov and Senior Coach of junior weightlifting Russian team Nikolay Kolesnikov took part in the meeting.