The Turkmenistan leadership proudly welcomed the representatives of weightlifting outside of Asia – Dr. Tamas Ajan IWF President, Nicu Vlad 1st Vice President, Attila Adamfi Director General, Dr. Hasan Akkus EWF General Secretary – in Ashgabat, the capital city of sport at the end of April.
Prior to the championship the AWF held its Executive Board Meeting and Congress with the attendance of Dr. Tamas Ajan and Attila Adamfi.
The championship served further goals: it was a Test Event for the next big event, the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, where more than 20 different sports will form the program including weightlifting for the first time during 17-27th September, 2017.
As a highlight, 9 medal winning athletes from Iraq and Turkmenistan made it to the podium. However in both genders China finished first, their athletes won 22 Gold Medals, 8 Silver and 5 Bronze. The table followed by PRK (5,7,2) and IRN (5,3,3). At the fourth place TPE (4,9,6), fifth UZB (3, 4, 6) and sixth place THA (3, 4, 5) finished the competitions.
In women category CHN, THA, TPE in men category IRI, CHN, UZB finished at the top positions.