27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

IWF officials hail success of Junior World Championships in Kazan

President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Dr. Tamás Aján, thanked Tatarstan and personally Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Tourism Rafis Burganov for contributing to the preparation and delivery of the IWF Junior World Championships, which had concluded this weekend in Kazan.

"The Congress and the tournament itself were arranged to the highest professional standard and were held in a nice and truly friendly atmosphere. The competition has proved once again that Russia's position in such sport as weightlifting is very strong and its young athletes have a good potential. We congratulate you on your excellent results," reads the letter addressed to the Minister. 

The IWF Junior World Championships took place in Kazan from 21 to 28 June. The Russian men's team claimed 3 gold and 1 bronze medals. Artem Okulov, Alexey Kosov and Antoniy Savchuk climbed the top steps of the podium. The Russian female weightlifters won 5 medals (3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze). Among those who took the title were Diana Akhmetova, Ksenia Maximova and Larisa Kobeleva. 

Press Department of Executive Directorate for Sports Projects