During a 24-hour visit to the capital of Moldova, Chisinau, IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján took over the Honour Order of the Republic of Moldova, the highest distinction attributable to a foreign individual .
In a ceremony held at the President’s office, H.E. Nicolae Timofti, President of the Republic of Moldova explained that the distinction was accorded to Dr. Aján for his great support and contributions to the development of weightlifting in Moldova and internationally. The awarding ceremony was also attended by Mr. Nicu Vlad, 1st Vice President of the IWF, Mr. Tudor Casapu, President of the Moldova Weightlifting Federation and his country’s first and only Olympic champion, Mr. Octavian Bodisteanu, Minister of Sport, Ms. Anikó Németh-Móra, Director of International Relations IWF and Moldavian Federation officials.
The short visit also gave an opportunity to the IWF officials to meet the Moldavian Federation’s representatives and discuss topical issues of the sport.f