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Colombia replaces China as Weightlifting World Championships host

Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano of Team Colombia on his way to a silver medal during the Weightlifting - Men's 67kg competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The International Weightlifting Federation has named Colombia as the new host nation of its 2022 Senior World Championships after China last month gave up the rights due to the Covid-19 situation in the country.

The IWF awarded its 2022 World Championships to the city of Chongqing in September 2019. It would have been the first time China had hosted the World Championships since Guangzhou’s event in 1995.

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