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Cuban weightlifters prepare for the U-17 and youth World Cups



Havana, Sep 10.- 40 athletes make up the Cuban preselections for the U-17 and youth weightlifting world competitions, which will take place online in the coming months of November and December.

The National Commission of this sport provided Jit with the lists of the chosen weightlifters, which are supplemented in each case with alternates.

The intention at this time is for everyone to start their preparation in the territories, in search of good conditions that lead to the expected results.

Until recently, the International Weight Federation (IWF) insisted on fighting the conventional way, but the prolongation of the Covid-19 crisis ended up advising the virtual modality.

A few weeks ago, the I Pan American Online Weightlifting Cup was held with great success, after which other jousts were held in Europe and Asia.

Now, the IWF intends to go a little further, by playing a couple of world championships that did not hold up against the wave of infections that continues to affect all continents, particularly America.

The fair for minors under 17 will take place from November 11 to 18, and the one directed to youths in December, on a date to be decided. (Text and photo: Taken from Jit)