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On 6 July 2019, all IWF Technical Committee
Members received an email from its Chairman
Mr. Nicu Vlad, there he passed a message from
the IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján to Mr. Vlad, also
inviting IWF Techncial Committee to consider
future World Weightlifting Championships.
... I am contacting you regarding a special topic,
which was discussed for the first time around 25
years ago at different levels and since that time
came up a few times. Let me raise the issue of
the length of the World Championships again,
as it is more actual than ever. As we have ten
female and ten male bodyweight categories and
normally four World Championships per year
(Youth, Junior, Senior and University) to attend all
takes a long time and puts extra pressure on the
Member Federations and the sport leaders. Due
to the lack of time and resources, many of them
have no chance to participate in all the World
Championships or just for a few days. The situation
is even more difficult in terms of media and TV
broadcasting, it is a big challenge to maintain the
interest for such a long time.
I understand that it is not easy to shorten
the competitions, we need to effect serious
changes accordingly what can be reached with
restructuring the current order of the competition
or touching the qualification, etc. At least we have
to start to think about the possible solutions. We
are currently considering different possibilities,
strategies, and its consequences but at the same
time I wish to invite you and your Committee
members that if you have any proposals to
contribute to this issue, please submit them before 31st August 2019.
The request of Dr. Aján was made on 18 June 2019 – immediately after the entry
deadline for 2019 (Senior) World Weightlifting Championships (WWC) was over.
Today (18 August 2019) we can see the draft schedule of 2019 WWC which was uploaded on 8 July.
Athletes have been divided into 33 groups in women and 36 groups in men – 65 sessions are scheduled
with 2 female and 2 male combined sessions. Among 10 competition days, only 1 days has 5 sessions,
2 days have 6 sessions, but 7 days have 7 sessions, starting from 8 am and last sessions starting from
22:30. It means Weigh-in starts at 6 am (according to IWF TCRR, relevant Technical Officials must arrive at
the Competition Venue by 5:30!!) and the last competition might be completed midnight or after. Some
Technical Officials such as Jury are divided into only 2 groups – it means, they must officiate 9 or 10 hours
almost every competition day.