1st University Cup

Dear lifters, dear officials,

It is with a great pleasure that we announce that the 1st University CUP will be held from 12 to 16 July in Minsk, Belarus under the patronage of FISU.
FISU is the umbrella Federation for the University Games. Our goal as IPF is of course to become a member of FISU and to take part in the University Games.
For us, university sport is very important as it is wonderful environment to introduce potential new lifters to our great sport. 
It is good to see that 18 Nations have made a big effort to participate at this University Cup, with 155 lifters attending from over 34 Universities.
I would of course love to see more participants but I think that it is not bad for the first time.
From next year on we will name it, IPF University Worlds and I am sure we will see an increase the number of participants.
This is the first time we have held an IPF meet in Belarus since we began working with them towards hosting events.
We have been to Belarus twice to meet with the Organizer, the Ministry of Sport and the National Olympic Committee.
This event is a good test for next year’s Classic Worlds and I am sure that it will be a very well organized meet.
So I wish you all a safe trip to Minsk. I hope you all reach your goals and I am sure we will see a great competition between the Universities and the lifters.

Best regards
Gaston Parage
IPF President

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