On November 8, 2018 the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov welcomed the President of the International Weightlifting Federation Tamas Ajan. During the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan has awarded the President of the International Weightlifting Federation Tamas Ajan with the memorial signs of the World Championships.
During the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Tamas Ajan discussed the preliminary results of the Championships attended by more than 100 countries.
Tamas Ajan informed that five countries have requested the right to host the Championships in their countries, but the International Weightlifting Federation decided to hold the Championships in Turkmenistan. He specifically highlighted that Turkmenistan has achieved a great success in the field of sports.
The Leader of Turkmenistan noted that he accepted requests to hold the competitions in cycling, sambo, boxing and Beach Asian Games in the near future, and that he is ready to host weightlifting competitions.
In the end of the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan and the IWF President revealed their confidence in further expansion in cooperation between Turkmenistan and the IWF.
Prepared in accordance with media information.