In the next 3 days the Weightlifting Federation of Uzbekistan is organizing an online opportunity to the weightlifters from all around the world. For many of the participating athletes this will be the first chance to compete since March this year due to restriction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online event is held between 28 and 30 August 2020 via Zoom and a live stream will be available on the IWF YouTube Channel.
Based on the final entry list 109 Athletes from 30 countries will compete during the event.
The number of athletes and countries participating at the event shows that this competition is holding huge importance for weightlifters during these difficult times.
Preview of the 1st Online International Weightlifting Cup
A quite strong field of athletes came together for the 1st Online International Weightlifting Cup. Among the participating athletes we can see Senior, Junior and Youth World Champions, World Record holders, Youth Olympic Games Champion, Continental Games Champion and Olympians.
FAYZULLAEVA Kumushkhon (UZB), 2019 Youth World Champion, 2018 Youth Olympic Games Champion and Youth World Record holder in the 64kg, will compete in the 71kg category.
TOMA Loredana-Elena (ROU), who won the 2017 IWF World Championships in the 63kg category (previous bodyweight categories) and came 3rd in the 2019 World Championships in the 64kg category will also compete in the 71 kg next to FAYZULLAEVA.
NYE Katherine Elizabeth (USA), who previously won the 2019 World Championships in the 71kg category and was voted Lifter of the Year in 2019 will compete in the 81 kg category.
LI Wenwen (CHN) World Record holder in the +87kg category in Snatch, Clean&Jerk and Total and World Champion will compete in her usual category.
ERGASHEV Adkhamjon (UZB), 2016 Youth World Champion, two-time Junior World Champion (2018, 2019) and Junior Word Record Holder in Snatch and Total in the 61kg category and in the 67kg in all disciplines will compete in the 67kg category.
SUHAREVS Ritvars (LAT), 2018 and 2019 Junior World Champion will compete in the 89kg.
YANG Zhe (CHN), two-time Asian Games Champion, World Championships Bronze (2019) and Silver (2018) Medalist, will participate in the 109 kg category.
We do believe we will be an audience to an exciting 3 days of competition in this new online format which we might see more in the near future. Check out the timetable to not miss out on the sessions you are interested in.