In the world of Olympic weightlifting equipment, the market is dominated by a select few International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) approved manufacturers whose equipment is renowned for quality, accuracy and delivering exceptional performance at the highest level of competition.

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In November 2014, it was announced by the International Weightlifting Federation that the sole equipment supplier to the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics would be the Hebei Zhangkong Barbell Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Zhangkong weightlifting equipment was approved by IWF in 2005, and has since been used in international competitions, continental and national weightlifting championships, and was the official supplier to the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

Origin Fitness is delighted to announce that from January 2015, it is an official UK distributor for Zhangkong's fantastic ranges of IWF approved training and competition weightlifting equipment. The product ranges, held in stock in Edinburgh, include the coloured ZKC and ZKC-1 bumper plates, ZKX-1 training plates in black and colour, as well as a range of competition bars, collars and accessories.

Paul Bodger, Origin Fitness Managing Director commented "We're over the moon to be able to add a high quality brand like Zhangkong to our product offering. We have always tried to develop our portfolio in order to give clients a selection of the best brands the industry has to offer and with the recent appointment of Zhangkong to supply the next summer Olympic games it is clear we have done exactly that with this new partnership."