Now at the conclusion of the World Open Powerlifting Championships in Luxembourg, I want to thank all lifters for your outstanding performances and all officials for the work you have done. Many world records were achieved and we witnessed some great fights at this championship. It was very exciting to see all our lifters fighting for each place and some were very close to each other, not only for the first place but also to have the best place possible.
I can only say that you are all great in our eyes and we are proud to have you all in the IPF. I hope you all enjoyed your stay in Luxemburg and that you are all safely back home. It was a great pleasure for us to organize this Worlds and I want say thank you to all the volunteers who made this happened.
Now this year is coming to a close and we are looking forward to the next year.
Some changes in the EC have happened and I am looking forward to working hand in hand with the new team and to reach as a team, o