A Successful Conclusion For The World Weightlifting Championship In The Presence Of Al-Faisal And Ben Jalawi

  • October 12, 2021

Saudi Arabia is the third in the world in the general arrangement, and America and Russia are first and second

The Minister of Sports, Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, crowned the 81 kg winners on the closing day of the World Weightlifting Championship, which concluded in Jeddah, in the presence of His Highness, Vice President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Assistant and His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Sports, Mr Badr bin Abdul Rahman Al-Qadi, the CEO of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Mr Abdulaziz bin Muhammad Al-Anzi, and several members of the Olympic Committee’s Board of Directors.

Kazakh Rufina Shakirova received the three gold medals from His Highness the President and Professor Adwaa Al-Arifi, a member of the Board of Directors of the Olympic Committee, after raising 107 in the snatch, 140 in the clean, and a total of 247 points. 

Ben Jalawi crowned the teams with cups, and Saudi Arabia came third

HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi also awarded the Saudi national team with third place in the general standings of the championship for the youth category, which was received by a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Weightlifting Federation, Chair of the Women’s Committee, Ms Fawzia Hobani. At the same time, Russia came first and America second.

At the women’s level, America came first, Russia second, and Iran third.

Three Russian golds for men

And in the weight of 102 + kg, the Secretary General of the International Federation, Muhammad Al-Jaloud, and the Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee for the Championship, President of the Saudi Weightlifting Federation, Muhammad Al-Harbi, handed the Russian Islambike Believ the three golds by lifting it in 150 kg in the snatch, and 190 kilograms in the jerk, and a total of 340 points.

Evan came second in the snatch with 148 kg, while the bronze went to the Iranian Amir Reza with 144 kg. In the runner, the American James Reese came second with 169 kg, and the Russian Evan came third with a lift of 168 kg. In total, the Russian Evan came second with 316 points, and the Iranian Reza came third with 310 points.

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi: Leadership support is the secret of the championship’s success 

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi said in his speech during the closing ceremony of the championship: “It is a great honour to be with you today after the days of the World Youth Weightlifting Championship, which we were pleased to host in Jeddah with the generous and unlimited support of my Lord, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz – may God protect him.” – And His Highness, the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz – may God protect him – who spared no effort in providing everything that would raise the sports sector in the Kingdom and make it a primary interface for the most prominent sporting events and events around the world.

His Highness gave his thanks and appreciation to Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal for the continuous and daily follow-up to ensure the success of this championship with a distinguished organization from the Saudi Weightlifting Federation headed by Professor Muhammad Al-Harbi and employees of the Federation.

Secretary General of the International Federation: We have not seen a country organize a world weightlifting championship like the Kingdom

For his part, the Secretary-General of the International Weightlifting Federation, Mr Muhammad Al-Jaloud, said that he had never seen a country organize a world weightlifting championship like the one organized by Saudi Arabia, praising the organization of the tournament in light of the problematic circumstances represented by the global pandemic “Covid 19”, expressing his pride and pride as an Arab citizen in the success Saudi hosting of the tournament.

Introduction to the participating countries

The tournament’s closing ceremony witnessed an introductory presentation about the participating countries, a video presentation on the activities and events of the tournament, and then the speech of the Secretary-General of the International Federation, Muhammad Jalloud.

Al Shelli: Saudi Arabia has made the tasks of the upcoming host countries difficult

Engineer Manar El-Din Mohamed Al-Sheli, President of the Libyan Federation and Secretary-General of the African Weightlifting Federation, explained that Saudi Arabia has made it difficult for the countries that will host the upcoming weightlifting championships after it succeeded with distinction in hosting the tournament. Saudi Arabia embarrassed them with good organization, which came at the highest levels.

Al-Shelli confirmed that he attended many world championships and Olympic Games and did not see anything like what he saw in the current version, adding: “Saudi Arabia paid attention to the smallest details in hotels, training and heating places, competitions, and transfers between them with ease and ease, and this gave a wonderful impression of the participants about this beautiful country.”.

Al-Yahya: 1,200 examinations were made for the tournament participants

Dr Reem Al-Yahya, medical officer for precautionary measures and preventive measures to combat the “Covid 19” virus in the championship, revealed that more than 1,200 examinations were conducted for the personnel of the delegations participating in the World Weightlifting Championship. She said: “We did not record any positive cases among the participants in the championship, as all appeared. The cases were negative.

She added, “There was coordination between the medical devices to follow up all cases at the airport, hotels, and competition and training venues, as things went smoothly and smoothly.”