After a hiatus of a few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships for Youth, Juniors, and Seniors finally made a triumphant return. India, the host country for the 2023 edition, organized an extraordinary event in the bustling city of Greater Noida. The championship attracted athletes from 19 different countries, making it a truly international spectacle.

Participants from various corners of the world, including European nations such as England, Wales, and Malta, joined teams from Australia, Samoa, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Canada, Barbados, South Africa, Uganda, Mauritius, Botswana, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, forming a diverse and competitive field.

European countries put on an impressive display, showcasing their strength and talent in weightlifting. Malta emerged as a notable force, securing an outstanding performance with an impressive tally of 1 gold, 5 silver, and 1 bronze medal. Wales also displayed their prowess, earning 1 gold and 2 silver medals. Meanwhile, England proudly took home 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze medal, making the podiums shine with their achievements.

Spectators and sports enthusiasts rejoiced as they witnessed exhilarating competitions, inspiring stories of dedicatiion.
The Greater Noida city was abuzz with excitement and the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the duration of the championship. India’s hospitality and organizational capabilities received accolades from athletes and officials alike, ensuring that the event would be etched in the memories of all involved for years to come.
Source: Jesmond Caruana (MLT), Vice President of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation

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