The 2015 IWF Youth World Championships ended with a huge success, with countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Algeria and Egypt making history in Peru. The future is here, with talented Youth athletes and Teams. Besides competing they found friends, and started their life as members of a big Family: the Weightlifting Family.
Altogether, 99 Women from 28 countries participated against 90 Men from the same amount of countries.
Jose Quinones, President of the Peruvian Weightlifting Federation and IWF Vice President highlighted the 52% Women participation in the competition as being an outstanding achievement for Women in sport in general and the impact it has on the future of weightlifting.
Ivan Dibos, IOC Member from Peru participated in the Closing Ceremony of the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships after watching some great performances during the competitions.
According to the Team Classification, the first 6 best performing Men and Women Team stood up on stage during the Closing Ceremony to receive a special award.
Women Team Classification from 1st to 6th: CHN, RUS, USA, MEX, ECU, PER.
Men Team Classification from 1st to 6th: MEX, PER, RUS, USA, POL, KOR.
As a tradition now in Peru, the Federation organized a voting to award best lifters according to the Athletes’ Choice! This year, the trophies were awarded to: KAPUSTINA Tatyana (KAZ) and SON Igor (KAZ).
The IWF Media Trophy of Best Lifter within Women was awarded to ROSA FIGUEIREDO Emily (BRA) for her outstanding result in winning the 1st medal ever at Youth World Championships for Brazil.
Within Men, the IWF Media representatives decided to reward a fighter. Giving all he had to win the Gold, OBUKHOV Igor (UKR) won the Best Lifter Trophy.
In the absence of IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan, the IWF Vice President Sam Coffa officially declared the event closed.