Jeddah Hosts The Youth Weightlifting World Cup

  • September 20, 2021

For the first time in its history, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the World Weightlifting Championship for youth under 17 years old, organized by the Saudi Weightlifting Federation in Jeddah Governorate, during the period from 4-12 October, with the participation of 326 male and female players representing 45 countries from different countries of the world.

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC), said: “Hosting this championship for the first time in the history of the Kingdom, despite the circumstances the world is going through as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, embodies the unlimited support that the sports sector enjoys from our leadership.” He added, this is also one of the objectives of our vision, the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, to develop sports with all their names and types and contribute to the growth of the Kingdom’s domestic product.

At the end of his speech, His Highness, the Minister of Sports welcomed all the participating players from different countries of the world to their second country, the Kingdom, wishing them a pleasant stay, success in this tournament, and the presentation of distinguished technical levels.

The Kingdom’s weightlifters have four medals in this championship through “Ali Al-Othman”, who won two gold medals and a silver medal in Las Vegas, USA 2019, and Ali Majeed, who won the bronze in the Peruvian championship, which was held “remotely” last year.