The Jordan Weightlifting Federation has put the final touches to hosting the 4th West Asian Weightlifting Championship at the Al Hussein Youth City from October 24-27.
The event will welcome over 100 weightlifters representing nine countries including Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Palestine, Syria, Kuwait, Yemen and Jordan.
Federation President, Azzam Al Zubi, pointed out the importance of hosting this championship in Jordan, with the host nation entering a number of younger lifters.
“We will participate with the maximum number of weightlifters to give some of our younger lifters the chance to gain experience from international competition,” said Al Zubi, who added that they are all set and ready for the competition to begin.
The Jordan squad is being coached by Egyptian coach, Reda Al Batoti, who said that his athletes are in good shape following an intensive build-up.
Following this championship, the team goes to Incheon, South Korea, for a week’s camp ahead of the Asian Weightlifting Cup which gets underway at the start of November.