23rd men and 8th women weight lifting competition is going to be organised from 26 to 28th of Poush in Pokhara. In a coordination with National Sports Council(NSC), Nepal Weight Lifting Association and Kaski District Weight Lifting Association are jointly organizing the event.
In a press met organised on Sunday, it was informed that the events for senior men will be held on 52, 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105 kgs and above 105 kgs weight category. Similary women will be competing on 44, 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, 90 kgs and above 90 kgs weight category.
More than 182 competitors from 22 districts and various departmental teams will be vying for the glory. Heavy team of 30 referees with officials will be judging the tournament.
National coach Sanjay Maharjan said that the weight lifting game has provided highest number of medals to Nepal in international level. He also informed that Nepal have won 139 international medals from weight lifting only.
According to organizers, the event will be held at an estimated cost of 1.819 million rupees out of which SC will provide 1 million and the rest will be borne by organizers them self.