By James K. Attaglo Wilson [Reporting from Sydney, Australia]

The Zhejiang Province in China defied the odds to host its very first ever Weightlifting Junior Championships inside a shopping mall.

The competition organized by the Chinese Weightlifting Association had hundred [100] athletes competing for honors in different weight categories.

30 athletes competed in the warm up activity, competing in events such as standing long jump, deadlifts, and squat.

China holds Weightlifting Championship in a Shopping Mall
China holds Weightlifting Championship in a Shopping Mall
This innovation by the Chinese Weightlifting Association has soon caught the attention of many other counties who are bent on introducing same or similar variation in their respective countries.

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