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Sports: Nigeria’s Lawrence Iquaibom Among Technical Officials As 2023 IWF World Championship Gets Underway In Saudi Arabia

By edition, Tuesday September 5, 2023.

The International Weightlifting Federation has selected Nigeria’s Lawrence Iquaibom to work as an International Technical Official at the 2023 IWF World Championship in Saudi Arabia.

The IWF World Championship gets underway in Riyadh Saudi Arabia today 4th September and will run to the 17th of September, 2023 .

Iquaibom is one of Nigeria’s most experienced weightlifting technical officials, one who is a regular mention at International wrestling engagements.

The retired Weightlifter and former Director in the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Youths and Sports has since arrived in Riyadh and participated in pre-championship engagements with other selected technical officials.

The IWF World Championship will serve as qualification path to the Paris 2024 Olympic games for weightlifters.

Weightlifters will engage in contests to earn one of the 10 quota spots in each of the 10 Olympic weight classes via the IWF Olympic Qualification Ranking (OQR).

One further quota place in each class will go to a National Olympic Committee (NOC) from a continent not already represented.

Hosts France are guaranteed four quota berths – two men, two women – but can obtain two more through the OQR.

Six more spots – three men, three women – are Universality places made available to NOCs who would otherwise have little chance of representation at the Games making 120 in total.

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