The 6th edition of Qatar Weightlifting International Cup kicked off in Doha yesterday. The tournament is a qualification event for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. It is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel until December 23.
The opening ceremony was attended by Tamas Ajan, the President of the International Weightlifting Federation, and Mohamed Yousef Al Mana, the President of the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation, President of the Arab and Asian Weightlifting Federations, and Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of the championship, as well as a number of heads of participating civil federations.
This year's championship, hosted by the Qatar Weightlifting Federation (QWF) under the auspices of the International Weightlifting Federation, will see over 150 lifters representing 44 countries in action.
Qatar's weightlifting star Fares Ibrahim Hassouna will be looking to defend his crown in the 96kg class when he takes part in the 6th edition of Qatar International Cup on Sunday.
Female lifters will compete under seven weight classes while men will vie for honors in eight categories during this year's edition of the annual championship.
The tournament kicks off with the women's 49kg competitions. The women's 55kg and men's 61kg events will be held before the opening ceremony which will be followed by the men's 67kg event.
Cover Image: QWF Instagram
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