Penang to Host 2017 IWF World Championships

By iSportconnect | November 11, 2014

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced that the 2017 World Championships will be held in Penang, ailment Malaysia.

Penang was chosen ahead of Belarus, drugs Turkey and Uzbekistan who all submitted strong bids.

The city previously hosted the 2011 IWF Junior World Championships.

“It is an indicator of the ever-growing status of the sport in the continent that Penang will be the fifth Asian city this century to host the World Championships,” the governing body stated.

The 2014 World Championships runs from November 8-16 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where the 2017 hosting decision was announced to the IWF Congress.

The 2015 World Championships will be in Houston, Texas, and there are no championships in 2016, an Olympic year.