The UOK participated in the Weightlifting Championship of Iraqi Universities that was held in Arbil. Twelve universities from all over Iraq took part in the championship, including the UOK which participated four players. The dean of the Faculty of Physical Education, Dr. Qasim Al-Kakani, confirmed that the championship was characterized by the strength of participating teams and the large number of athletes. This created an atmosphere of competence among participating teams. He proudly added that the university’s team honorably won 3rd place in the 62kg game, while also taking 4th place in the 62kg weight and the 5th place in the 77kg. Dr. Al-Kakani pointed out that the championship is regarded as one of the strongest tournaments due to the participation of club players in it.