In a first, India to host Asian Weightlifting C’ships next year


New Delhi, April 24: In a historic first for Indian weightlifting, the country will host the prestigious Asian Championships next year, which will also double up as a qualifying event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the national federation said today.
The Championship was awarded to India at the Executive Board Meeting and Congress of the Asian Weightlifting Federation held on April 22 at Urgench, Uzbekistan.
The date and host city of the championship will be announced later.
“Asian Weightlifting Federation has confirmed after the conclusion of Executive Board Meeting of Asian Weightlifting Federation that the 2019 Edition of Asian Senior (Men & Women) Weightlifting Championships has been allotted to India,” Indian Weightlifting Federation Secretary General Sahdev Yadav said in a release. (PTI)