Academy's Julian Richardson on the podium after his gold-medal success at the Northern Masters Championships
Attila Adamfi, director general of the International Weightlifting
Federation, said, "This is good news and it's very significant in Iran, where weightlifting
is at the highest level for men and zero level for women.
After displaying a mediocre performance at the Rio Olympics, Chanu qualified for Commonwealth Games (2018) after winning a gold at the Commonwealth Senior (men and women) weightlifting
championships held at Gold Coast, Australia.
The youngster, who has been lifting for a number of years and trains at NW1 Weightlifting
in Llandudno, achieved a personal best at the Salzburg event, and in doing so qualified for the British under-20s event in Castleford, Yorkshire, in October - despite being only 14.
Russia were also absent for "bringing weightlifting
Bin Mejren, who has been at the helm of the EWF since 1996, hailed the achievement despite a lack of weightlifting
facilities in the UAE.
Ghafoor\'s family has been a great servant of Pakistan in the sport, with his father, Abdul Ghafoor, winning silver in the weightlifting
competition of the 1970 Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom.
If it was women lifters caught just before the 2004 Athens Olympics, the Indian Weightlifting
Federation ( IWF) had to plead for before being allowed to compete at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Sakkas featured for Wales Under-16s against England earlier this year but decided to stop playing the sport after missing out on the Commonwealth Youth Games weightlifting
title in September, where he claimed silver.
Last November 22, Diaz hauled bronze medals in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total events in the women's 53 kilogram division at the International Weightlifting
Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting
Championship in Houston, Texas.
Around 30 lifters will compete at Sport Wales National Centre from 11am and will be aiming for places on the Welsh squad and the chance to represent Weightlifting
Wales in internationals including the Junior Battle, Women's Grand Prix and the Commonwealth Championships in India later this year.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Asian Weightlifting
Federation (AWF) named President of Iran Weightlifting
Federation Hossein Rezazadeh as a member of the AWF's executive board.