Secretariat: Kishi Memorial Hall
Jinnan 1-1-1, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-8050
Official website: http://www.j-w-a.or.jp
Team Members representing Japan for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (Hiromi Miyake, Kanae Yagi, Mikiko Ando, Namika Matsumoto, Yoichi Itokazu, Hiroaki Takao & Yosuke Nakayama) were cheered at a send-off party in Tokyo, for hopeful success in Rio de Janeiro.
Yoichi Itokazu won the Gold Medal at the Asian Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 23 – 30. Itokazu , in the men’s 62 Kg weight class, liftted successfully a 130Kg in the snatch session and 158 kg in the clean and jerk session finishing overall with a 288 kg total.With this result he is due to be qualified to represent Japan in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
A signing ceremony was
held in Cairo for grant assistance from Japan to Egyptian Weightlifting
Federation as purchase funds of barbell set.
With the presence of JWA President H.E. Yuriko Koike and the Youth and Sports Minister of Egypt, the Japanese Ambassador in Egypt and the Executive Board Member of Egyptian Weightlifting Federation signed the grant assistance pact. This is a part of cooperation towards Tokyo 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (2016/2/14)