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From 1 – 8 June, 2019 Fiji will host the 2019 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships on behalf of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

This important occurrence on IWF’s calendar of events will witness many of the world’s future weightlifting champions compete in Fiji. A number of Junior World Records are expected to be broken in Suva during the Championships.

This is the first time that any Pacific nation has been bestowed the privilege of hosting a World Weightlifting Championships.


  • 51 countries have sent in preliminary entries
  • 400+ athletes and team officials
  • 40+ international technical officials and referees
  • 180 medals to be presented – 60 Gold, 60 Silver and 60 Bronze
  • Estimated 5000+ spectators over 8 days of intense competition
  • Planned TV coverage to 20+ million viewers, including on world-wide Olympic Channel
  • World-wide streaming on IWF website and live webcast
  • Approximately 100 volunteers

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