Nepal is all set to participate in the upcoming 25th edition of the World Powerlifting Championship scheduled to be held from December 4 – 7, 2020, in Maharashtra, India.
“The 2020 Powerlifting Championship will see athletes from 25 countries, including Nepal,” said Jiban Giri, Vice-President of the Asian Powerlifting Federation.
According to the Nepal Powerlifting Association (NPA), five Nepali athletes, four men, and a woman will compete with the international players in the 2020 World Powerlifting Championship.
The athletes are as follows:
As per NPA President Sundar Bhusal, an eight-member team, including five athletes, two coaches, and a manager, will leave for India on December 3.
Bhusal expressed his belief that the Championship will be an important step for Nepal to revive sports activities that have come to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the NPA is preparing to organize a national powerlifting competition after selecting athletes from all seven provinces.