Kuwait City, Kuwait, September 22, 2019: Kuwait is looking at hosting the 2021 Asian Weightlifting Championships.
An official request was made by Talal Rasheed Al-Jassar, President of the Kuwait Boxing and Weightlifting Federation, to the world governing body, the International Weightlifting Federation, and the Asian Weightlifting Federation at last week’s IWF Congress in Pattaya, Thailand.
The Kuwait News Agency reported that, in a statement, Al-Jassar said he made a verbal request to the sport’s top officials on the sidelines of the Congress.
Al-Jassar also said the request was greeted with applause by delegates at the Congress and added that the Kuwait bid would be addressed officially during the ongoing World Championships.
Kuwait was also reported to have been interested in hosting the IWF World Championships in 2022. But this event was awarded to Chinese city Chongqing during the IWF executive board meeting prior to the World Championships getting underway.
China hosted this year’s Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo. Next year’s edition will be held in Kazakhstan and will also serve as a qualification event for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.