Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) President Stephan Fox has visited the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Thailand.
He was was welcomed by IWF President Tamás Aján.
The pair exchanged gifts and watched the women’s 81 kilograms and men’s 102kg A sessions won by Colombia’s Leidy Yessenia Solis Arboleda – at the expense of defending champion Lidia Valentín of Spain – and Belarus’ Yauheni Tsikhantsou, respectively.
Fox also stopped off at the #iLiftClean information booth located on the outskirts of the venue being used for the IWF World Championships.
President Fox stated that he enjoyed the competition, which really had me stayed until the last lift and see the Colombian beat the defending champion from Spain, and also a new champion.
Fox stated how impressed he was by the widespread of medals at the event, with 30 countries having made at least one podium so far.
This included advances on the technological side and in production, helping the audience understand the judges’ decisions on good lifts and bad lifts.
The President was invited to give medals and congratulated Tamas Ajarn for the success of the event.