Opening Ceremony was held!

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Azerbaijan Weightlifting Championship, among youth under 20-23, started in the competition hall of AAAF Park Residential Complex, in Khirdalan. More than 100 athletes representing sport communities from all cities and villages of the country  participate in the competition.
Today, the opening ceremony of the tournament was held. Responsible officer of Azerbaijan Ministry of Youth and Sports-Fakhraddin Ismayilov  made a speech in the competition. He welcomed everybody who comes to watch the championship. Ismayilov noted that, athletes not only compete for the medals, and also test their power for preparation and trial for the Islamic Games. At last, the speaker wished successes in the upcoming competitions.
Then, the General Secretary of Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation- Rizvan Rasulov took a floor. He said that the main point of this competition is to complete the composition of National team to go to the Islamic Games: This championship is also a trial for the future World Youth Championship in Japan , European Championship in Albania. I wish great successes to all athletes. Let the strongest win! ”
General Secretary declared the competitions open and Azerbaijan Republic State Anthem called out. The competition continued with the struggle of athletes in 56kg weight category.