The World Weightlifting Championship in 2021 will be held for the first time in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), informs the official website of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The decision was made at a meeting of the IWF Executive Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland). The tournament will be held from December 7 to 17.
Tashkent will also host the IWF congress (December 20-21), at which a new head of the international federation will be elected.
Initially, the 2021 World Cup was to be held in the capital of Peru - Lima.
In 2022, Chongqing (China) will host the World Cup.
In the entire history of the World Weightlifting Championships, only 2 athletes from Turkmenistan have been awarded the title of champions.
In 1993, making his debut under the flag of Turkmenistan at international competitions, Altymurad Orazdurdyev won the gold medal at the World Championship in Melbourne in the weight category up to 76 kg (he lifted 167.5 kg in the snatch and 202.5 kg in the clean and jerk for that moment it was a world record).
In 2021, the Turkmen weightlifter Yulduz Jumabaeva was awarded the gold of the 2018 World Weightlifting Championship in the weight category up to 45 kg. Initially, Tunya Sukcharoen from Thailand won gold in this weight category. Later, the Thai athlete was disqualified and deprived of a medal for violating anti-doping rules, which became known after rechecking the samples of athletes who performed at the 2018 World Cup in Ashgabat. As a result of the redistribution of medals, Yulduz Jumabaeva was declared the winner.
Recall, on June 27, 2021, weightlifter Polina Guryeva won the first Olympic medal in the history of Turkmenistan. Polina Guryeva won a silver medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in weightlifting competitions in the weight category up to 59 kg.