The Brazilian Confederation of Weightlifting and Eleiko have renewed their cooperation agreement until 2024 ©CBLP

The Brazilian Confederation of Weightlifting (CBLP) has renewed a partnership with equipment manufacture Eleiko to run until the conclusion of the Paris 2024 Olympic cycle.

Athletes will be supplied with state-of-the-art Eleiko equipment thanks to the agreement, and also be able to train at the company's flagship Eleiko Sports Center in Halmstad in Sweden.

Eleiko-produced accessories and uniforms will additionally be used by Brazil in competitions.

The CBLP has boasted of being the only weightlifting body in the Americas to secure such a deal with Eleiko, and said Brazilian athletes from other sports will also be able to use the Halmstad training venue when possible, as well as having access to Eleiko education materials.

"It is with great satisfaction that we announce the renewal of the support of the world's best equipment manufacturer for our sport," CBLP President Enrique Montero Dias said.

"We are honoured to be the only country in America to partner with Eleiko. 

"The company's support has allowed us, in the last three years, to raise the level of our national championships, establishing an international standard, with new, state-of-the-art equipment. 

"We also had partnerships in courses and the partnership was essential to the achievement of the Under-20 World Championships in 2018, when our team held a period of field training at Eleiko's fantastic HQ for three weeks."

Thanks to the deal, Brazilian lifters will be able to train at the flagship Eleiko Sports Center facility in Halmstad in Sweden  ©CBLP
Thanks to the deal, Brazilian lifters will be able to train at the flagship Eleiko Sports Center facility in Halmstad in Sweden ©CBLP

Maria Puig, the area manager for Latin America and the Caribbean at Eleiko, said the company was "very happy and enthusiastic" about the new collaboration agreement.

"Our goal is to collaborate more with the development of Olympic weightlifting in this region in general and in Brazil more specifically," Puig added. 

"In addition of providing certified state-of -the-art equipment based on innovation and premium quality, our intention is to collaborate more actively with the Federation, the athletes and with the detection and development of new talents."

Earlier this year, Fernando Reis became the first Brazilian ever to win an International Weightlifting Federation World Championships medal - more than two years after the event - following a doping disqualification.

Reis was promoted to third place in the men's super-heavyweight division at the 2018 World Championships after the disqualification of Uzbekistan's Rustam Djangabaev, who was accused of sample-swapping.