The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has officially recognised the Rwanda Weightlifting Federation as its provisional member.
The decision to affiliate the Rwanda Weightlifting Federation was announced by International Weightlifting Federation earlier in its Executive Board meeting held on 02 April 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. For the affiliation letter click here.
The Rwanda Weightlifting Federation became the provisional member of International Weightlifting Federation after being officially accepted by the Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee as one of its new member in Annual General Assembly took place at Belvedere Hotel in Rubavu district on 11 February 2017.
Weightlifting is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.