A three-day meeting of the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Sport Programme Commission (SPC) concluded that there were clear benefits in making the switch, especially in tightening doping controls and encouraging top athletes to compete more often. Two of China's Olympic champions last summer, Long Qingquan at 56 kilograms and Shi Ziyong at 69kg, competed in IWF-sanctioned events only three times each in the four years between 2012 and 2016.
The absence of rivals from China and Kazakhstan, two of the nine nations banned from the sport for a year, was another factor in the decision by 18-year-old Eileen Cikamatana, who had the fourth highest entry total in the 90 kilogram class. Cikamatana, a silver medallist at the Junior World Championships, is the Oceania champion, and hot favourite for gold at next year’s Commonwealth Games, but she will compete instead in the Pacific Mini Games in early December, after her exams.
The Americans rate four of their athletes as potential gold medallists in Anaheim, California, following an assessment of entries for the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) flagship event, which runs from November 28 until December 5. America have not had a world champion, male or female, since 1969 or 1994, respectively.
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