Kaski, November 22
Nepal will participate in the 25th World Powerlifting Championship 2020 to be held in Maharashtra of India on December 4-7.
Five athletes from Nepal including four men and a woman would participate in the competition, says the Nepal Powerlifting Association amid a press conference in Pokhara on Saturday.
The participating athletes are Hasan Gurung (80 kilograms group), Rajesh Suwal (90 kilograms), Sujan Ale (75 kilograms), Aashish Ale (100 kilograms), and Shruti Karki (55 kilograms).
On December 3, an eight-member team including athletes, coaches and manager are leaving for India for the championship, says the association’s president Sundar Bhusal. Besides Nepal, other 24 teams will participate in the event.
Bhusal views that it would be an important step for Nepal to take part in an international competition when sports activities have come to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.