Riyadh.. The start of the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships

Heba Press _ Agencies

Today, Sunday, September 3, in Riyadh, the World Weightlifting Championships for Adults will begin, with the participation of 2,500 male and female athletes, representing more than 170 countries.

This championship, whose activities will continue until the 17th of this month, is the first of its kind globally in the history of weightlifting since the founding of the International Federation of Weightlifting in 1895, as participation in it is required to qualify for the Olympic Games (Paris 2024). The tournament will be attended by the President of the International Weightlifting Federation, Mohamed Jalloud, and the heads of the national federations participating in the tournament.

The head of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, confirmed that the Kingdom’s hosting of this tournament is evidence of the international sports community’s confidence in the Kingdom’s capabilities to host the largest competitions, indicating that it is an opportunity for Saudi players to gain experience, increase sports friction, and snatch qualifying cards for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Men’s players compete in weights (55 kg to more than 109 kg), while women’s players compete in weights (from 45 kg to more than 87 kg).

The Organizing Committee began its preparations for the tournament more than a year ago since Riyadh was announced to host the tournament, and the Doping Committee will be present at the tournament, where it will examine more than 50 examination samples daily, in addition to publishing awareness leaflets printed in training halls, with the aim of raising awareness about the danger of using… Steroids affect human life in general, and athletes in particular.

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