The Asian Championships this year will be held in Ningbo, China from 18th to 28th of April – with lifting to begin on the 20th.
It is an IWF gold level event, so we can expect many of the top Asian lifters to attend. They will try to improve their totals and hence ROBI points in order to qualify for Tokyo 2020. There are around 270 entries before verification.
Gregor will be on location to provide updates, training hall footage and very likely world record lifts! Follow the instagram stories on @atginsta for training hall updates. This is only possible thanks to continued ATG reader support!
Updated April 28th
We talk about our experience and difficulties dealing with insanely stupid media rules, filming in the training hall and food.
This will give you an idea why I am not posting competition lifts while the competition is still ongoing here. – Gregor
How to watch:
There will be no official (global) streaming by the AWF/IWF through youtube or a different platform.
Broadcasting is limited to China domestically via CCTV5. This channel is not easily accessible from the rest of the world. Unfortunately we don’t know of an easy solution either, so your best bet is to google for an unofficial CCTV5 stream. Traditionally they are rife with ads, pop-ups and not the most stable.
Schedule for the A groups:
All times are local, which is UTC+8.