Aug. 22, 2021


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Weightlifters prepare for global tourney

Weightlifters prepare for global tourney

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THE Lesotho Weightlifting Federation (LWF) is planning to visit clubs at district level to assess the athletes and coaches’ performance ahead of the World Youth Championship set for October 5 - 12 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The clubs from which the national squad will eventually be formed are also preparing for the World Championships scheduled for November in Lima, Peru.

LWF Public Relations Officer, Nthabiseng Shale told Metro that the tour is part of a campaign meant to entice new players into the sport, adding that a competition will be held on September 11 at Bonhomme High School in Mohale’s Hoek with the aim of scouting players for the national team.

Shale said the federation will first visit Quthing on August 21 and Leribe on August 28 before moving to other districts.

Only non-contact sports are currently allowed in Lesotho since sporting activities were suspended due to the resurgence of COVID-19 infections in July.

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Additionally, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will hold a constitutional reform congress on August 29 in Doha, Qatar.

The federation on August 17 circulated a revised version of its proposed Constitution with a view to securing its approval at the forthcoming resumption of the IWF’s Constitution Reform Congress. The draft Constitution was approved by the Reform and Governance Commission on August 13 and by the IWF Executive Board on August 15.


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