On 13th February 2020, a Coaching and Anti-Doping Seminar was conducted for the participants of the Asian Youth and Junior Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The seminar was opened by Mr Mohammed Jalood, IWF General Secretary and Mr Bahtiyor Abdukarimov, General Secretary of Uzbekistan Weightlifting Federation.
The anti-doping part was presented by Ms Galiya Zhumbayeva and Ms Maira Bakasheva from Central Asian RADO. They talked about the procedures and behaviour of the athletes and also gave information about the coaches and federation’s responsibility in the fight against doping.
Mr José Quinones, IWF Vice President and Chairman of the IWF Development and Education Commission provided information about the IWF Development Program. He explained the details of the application, the forms to be completed and the possibilities, for what can the federations apply.
Finally, Mr Milan Mihajlovic, Member of IWF Technical Committee, presented the importance of implementation of IWF TCRR during weightlifting events. The coaches got practical advice about their behaviours during competition. Examples were shown of the different Technical Officials’ roles (Chief Marshal, Technical Controller, Timekeeper, etc) and their procedures, what are their duties and what can and have to do the coaches during the competition.
The feedback of the seminar was very positive, in the end, the participants signed the PLAY TRUE flag, showing their determination for the clean sport.