The kingdom of Thailand has been honored to host the Youth Weight Lifting Tournament of 2011 to honor His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday.
On the 5th of September at the Indoor Athletic Stadium National Sports Centre, Former Minister of Tourism and Sports Sonthaya Kunplome was honored to open the ceremony with Deputy Mayor of Chonburi Pongsuk Preechawith, the Mayor of Pattaya Ithipol Kunplome, the President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation Mohamed Yousef Al-Amna and Dr.Tamas Ajan the President of International Weightlifting Federation.
The purpose of this event is to honor His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday along with developing and promoting weightlifting as a sport so that it may become more popular in Thailand and Asia.
450 competitors from 39 countries will be battling it out in the competition which runs until the 12th of September.
A colorful opening ceremony for all the spectators.