Bhubaneswar, March 11: Odisha is going to host the IWLF National Weightlifting Championships, 2021-22 for Men & Woman under Youth, Junior & Senior Category. Over 1300 athletes, support staff & Technical Officials from 30 States and UTs are expected to participate in this National Championships.
Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) in association with Odisha Weightlifting Association with support from Sports and Youth Services Department will conduct the event from March 19 to 31.
Competition will be held in 10 different Weight Categories for Youth (Boys & Girls), Junior & Seniors (Men & Women). 58 Technical Officials, 45 Male & 13 Female, will be responsible for conducting the championship.
This competition is the qualifier for 5th Edition of Khelo India Youth Games, 2022 which is scheduled to be held later this year. This will also be considered a Selection Trial for the IWF Youth and Junior World Championships both for eligible lifters.
On hosting the IWLF National Championship, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha, R. Vineel Krishna, said, “Odisha has been hosting many international and national evets and we are delighted to host this National Weightlifting Championship here in Bhubaneswar that will see a mass congregation of weightlifters across categories.”
President, Indian Weightlifting Federation, Sahdev Yadav shared, “We’re expecting over 1300 participants from 30 States. We want this mega event to be a celebration of the growing strength of Indian Weightlifting and that of sports in Odisha.”
The IWLF Weightlifting National Championships 2021-22 will be conducted in compliance with COVID protocol and will be held at Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, KIIT Deemed to be University.
Indian Weightlifting Federation will also be conducting the International Category- I & II and National Category- I & II, Referee Examination on March 20, 2022.