On June 22-30, the 3rd qualifying weightlifting competitions of Republic have taken place.
The competitions started in Khirdalan were finally held in Lankaran and Samukh. On June 26-27, athletes representing Jalilabad, Neftchala, Lankaran, Lerik and Astara in Lankaran and athletes from Goranboy, Ganja, Samukh, Gazakh, Shaki and Gakh got on the platform in Samukh, on June 29-30.
The competition had personal character and the athletes who are at least 12 years old and technically prepared were eligible to take part only. Men and women born in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 and older in the zone tournament competed in appropriate age groups and the winners were determined according to the Sinclair table.
Overall, about 491 athletes performed this year.
The qualifying competitions are held 4 times a year.
The aim is to control the preparations of the athletes, to watch the substitutes, to select the strong athletes, to teach and develop the sport of weightlifting in different regions, to strengthen friendship relations between the athletes and coaches, to increase and improve the athletes’ skill level.