The 2023 IWF Grand Prix I will be held in Havana, Cuba from June 8-18, 2023. This is a qualification event for the 2024 Paris Olympics, and will feature some of the best weightlifters in the world.
The competition will be held at the Rafael Fortún Vaillant Weightlifting Hall, which has a capacity of 1,000 spectators. The event will be broadcast live on the IWF website and YouTube channel.
Athletes to Watch
There are a number of athletes to watch at the 2023 IWF Grand Prix I. Here are a few of the top contenders:
- Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia): The reigning Olympic champion in the men's 109kg category, Talakhadze is the favorite to win gold in Havana.
- Hidilyn Diaz (Philippines): The first Filipino to win an Olympic gold medal, Diaz will be looking to defend her title in the women's 55kg category.
- Li Fabin (China): The reigning Olympic champion in the men's 61kg category, Li is one of the most dominant weightlifters in the world.
- Liao Hui (China): The reigning Olympic champion in the men's 77kg category, Liao is another Chinese weightlifter who is expected to win gold in Havana.
How to Watch
The 2023 IWF Grand Prix I will be broadcast live on the IWF website and YouTube channel. The competition will also be broadcast on television in some countries.
The competition schedule for the 2023 IWF Grand Prix I is as follows:
- June 8: Men's 55kg, 61kg, and 67kg
- June 9: Women's 45kg, 55kg, and 59kg
- June 10: Men's 73kg, 81kg, and 89kg
- June 11: Women's 63kg, 69kg, and 75kg
- June 12: Men's +96kg and women's +87kg
Tickets for the 2023 IWF Grand Prix I are available for purchase online. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children.
The 2023 IWF Grand Prix I will be held at the Rafael Fortún Vaillant Weightlifting Hall in Havana, Cuba. The venue has a capacity of 1,000 spectators.
About the IWF
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is the international governing body for weightlifting. The IWF was founded in 1905 and has over 190 member federations. The IWF is responsible for organizing international weightlifting competitions, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, and Continental Championships.
The IWF is committed to promoting the sport of weightlifting and developing the skills of its athletes. The IWF also works to ensure that weightlifting is a clean sport by enforcing anti-doping regulations.