The development of weightlifting in Moldova in the meeting deal with between the Minister of Sports, Mr. Victor Zubco and the President of the European Weightlifting Federation Dr Antonio Urso

In February 9th had a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Victor Zubco, about the progress achieved in the sporting domain they were discussed but also issues with which we compare athletes of weightlifting.

As part of the discussions, the parties have identified the priorities needed to be addressed and agreed to extend the relationship of cooperation aimed at the development of this branch of sport, considering the potential of Moldova.

Taking account of those of recent times, we have to acknowledge that the weight lifting is one of the strategic sports branches in the Republic of Moldova, which is confirmed through the many excellent competitive results.

Certainly, there is also a second aspect concerning the recent doping cases, where we aim to come up with concrete actions to stop this process so that the honest sport must be the only dominant part of the day weightlifting federation.

As authorities, should encourage and be close to the athletes when their rights are infringed, but at the same time as an authority we must condemn any incorrect signature to practice the sport, said the minister.

For his part, the President of the European Weightlifting Federation Antonio Urso, has spoken positively about a form of collaboration to start an interest in the young generation to practice this sport.

At the same time it was discussed the possibility of organizing for the first time in Republic of Moldova, a European Weightlifting Championship U20-U23 categories, in this context, the National Federation has filed an application and has the full support of the Ministry of Sports.

The President of the European Weightlifting Federation, Antonio Urso was accompanied at the meeting by the EWF Executive Member Antonio Conflittii and the President of the Weightlifting Federation of Moldova, the Olympic Champion Tudor Cassapu that in the same day was unanimously re-elected by the electoral congress of the Moldova federation as President for the Olympic cycle 2017-2020.


European Weightlifting Federation