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National weightlifting tournament from January 11

The 24th Men’s and 9th Women’s National Weightlifting Tournament is all set to be kick off on January 11, 2022.

The three-day tournament will see participation of 23 teams including Nepalese Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force and 20 districts, said president of Nepal Weightlifting Association, Ram Krishna Shrestha during a press conference on Thursday.

Around 200 athletes will participate in 40 different weight categories including junior, senior and youth (men and women) category. The association will bear fooding, accommodation and transportation cost of the athletes.  The venue for the event has been fixed at Thimi Banquet in Madyapurthimi Municipality of Bhaktapur.    

Mayor of the municipality Madan Sundar Shrestha pledged continued support for developing sports. He said that sporting events that could not be held for a long time due to Covid-19 has been possible with the support from all well wishers.

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