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Intarat out after just one day at IWF

Intarat out after just one day at IWF

More turmoil as weightlifting body appoints third leader in three days

Maj Gen Intarat Yodbangtoey, former president of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association, talks with reporters at a briefing earlier this year. (Post File Photo)

LONDON: The troubled International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has appointed its third interim president in as many days, with Michael Irani taking over from Maj Gen Intarat Yodbangtoey of Thailand.

Intarat had replaced American Ursula Papandrea in the role after an emergency meeting of the executive board on Tuesday.

The future of weightlifting as an Olympic sport is at risk, warned Irani, chairman of the medical committee and former chair of the anti-doping commission.

“I do not…

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