The Central Asian Weightlifting Federation with headquarters in Tashkent was established as part of the Asian Championships.
The founding meeting was attended by the heads of the Asian Weightlifting Federation and the Federations of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.
The First Vice President of the Weightlifting Federation of Uzbekistan Shakhrullo Makhmudov (pictured) was elected as the President of the Regional Federation, Omar Mustafin (Kazakhstan) – as the General Secretary, Omurzhan Moldosov (Kyrgyzstan), Bashim Agabayev (Turkmenistan) and Sharif Davlatov (Tajikistan) – as the Vice-Presidents.
As the meeting participants noted, Tashkent has long been the center for development of weightlifting in Central Asia.
Uzbekistan takes the Asian Championship, where the licenses for the Olympic Games will be the prize, the first time. However, major international competitions were held in the capital in the past: Continental Cup – three times, the championship of Asia among young men and juniors – twice, Afro-Asian Cup – once, and finally in 2013 we were entrusted Junior Olympic World License Championship. During this time, the national athletes have become the world champion and a record holder, the winners of the world championships. The athletes in weightlifting participate at the Olympics, and often become medalists at the Asian Games.
Our experts have contributed to development of athletes training system. For example, Y. Ibragimov has been developed a method to quickly build up the result in case of stagnation in sports achievement. All scientific achievements are collected in the recently published book "Pages of weightlifting of Uzbekistan history of 1920-2012". Scientific articles including about preparation of weight-lifters from an early age not lost their importance are presented. There are more than 300 photos and a list of references in the book. It will be interested to sport historians, students of physical education departments, coaches, athletes, professionals and fans of the "iron game".