After careful consideration, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) announced today the cancellation of the 2020 World University Weightlifting Championships that should have taken place in Gangjin (KOR) from 20 to 24 October 2020.
In their statement FISU announced the following:
” During this challenging period most of countries keep facing today, it is FISU’s duty to make cautious decisions in order to ensure the safety of all people involved in its events.
As you know, we have been closely monitoring the current situation and have tried so far to react accordingly in the best possible way.
Following the discussions that were held between FISU and your Organising Committee, the situation has been reported and discussed with the FISU Steering Committee that took place on Monday, 13 July.
As a result, we hereby confirm the cancellation of the 2020 World University Weightlifting Championship.
This has not been an easy decision to make but we truly believe it is the wisest choice in these circumstances.”