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The Chinese National Team Visits Paris Before the Games

The IWF Grand Prix II in Doha was quite successful for the Chinese national team, and so before returning to their country, the Chinese weightlifting team decided to pay a visit to Paris (14-21 December 2023) to get a feel for the facilities provided for the upcoming Games in August, this year. 

During their stay in France’s capital, the Chinese delegation had the opportunity to test out the facilities at the national training center at INSEP and to also participate in joint training sessions with the French Olympic Team. Aside from training, the two national teams also gathered for a seminar, where they debated topics such as coaching methods, training, and dedication. 

Aside from training, the Chinese national team also had the opportunity to visit the Olympic Village at Saint Ouen, which will be home to athletes from all over the world this summer when the Paris Olympic Games are set to begin.

After receiving a detailed presentation of the Village’s construction and seeing the residential accommodations, the Chinese delegation was also able to walk around the Village and even see where the future weightlifting training room will be located. 

According to Michel Raynaud, President of French Weightlifting and member of the IWF Executive Board, this visit was both an important and memorable one, stating: 

“It was a very rewarding opportunity to share our experiences and to forge common and stronger links between the two teams. I would like to thank all the Chinese athletes and officials for their availability and their willingness to fruitfully co-operate with us during this period leading to the Olympics.”

As always, for more weightlifting news and coverage of all the competitions prior to the Olympics, make sure to check out our blog and follow us on social media and on our YouTube channel – that way, it’s guaranteed you won’t miss any vital updates.

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Tanya Shaiko

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