The 9th Senior and 8th Junior GCC Weightlifting Championships is hosted by the Emirates Weightlifting Federation under the leadership of His Excellence Sheikh Sultan Bin Mejren who is also the incumbent President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation, slated on 1st- 6th of July 2009 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. It will be legible only to all male athletes across the six countries in GCC; Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. We have 64 confirmed participants according to the final entries submitted by the delegates. The competition will be held at the Tennis Court of Fujairah while the accommodation will be at SIGI Hotel Resort.
A high level of organization is expected to be set during the competition as the host country will be using the IWF information and Technology System which will be operated and managed by the IWF IT experts in cooperation with the Emirates Weightlifting Federation team and the Organizing Committee. The Championship will be held in accordance to the IWF rules while the International Referees from neighboring countries will be officiating the said championships.
The competition will start on the 2nd of July wherein the Ruler of Fujairah Emirate will be present to honor the Opening and Awarding Ceremony together with AWF President Sheikh Sultan Bin Mejren.