Ildar Khalikov meets with President of International Weightlifting Federation

26 June 2014, Thursday

On June 26, Tatarstan Prime Minister Ildar Khalikov met with President of International Weightlifting Federation Tamás Aján at Tatarstan Government House.

Tamás Aján arrived in Kazan to take part in the congress of International Weightlifting Federation, being held in the capital of the republic. The congress, which brought together 200 delegates, is dedicated to the World Junior Weightlifting Championship, being held in Kazan these days.

During the meeting, Tamás Aján thanked Tatarstan leadership for developing the weightlifting in Russian and worldwide, as well as for holding the World Championship among juniors up to 20 years old at the highest level.

Ildar Khalikov and Tamás Aján discussed prospects of holding new large international weightlifting competitions in Kazan. Tamás Aján said that the International Weightlifting Federation is willing to consider Kazan as a candidate to host the World Championship among men and women in 2017-2018. Ildar Khalikov, in his turn, pointed out that after the Universiade Kazan is able to host competitions of the highest level.

Tatarstan Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport Rafis Burganov, President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation Sergey Syrtsov and Senior Coach of junior weightlifting Russian team Nikolay Kolesnikov took part in the meeting.
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