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Dongguan budgets RMB29 million for Weightlifting venue renovation

The renovation plan of Dongguan Sports Centre Gymnasium for the upcoming 16th Asian Games has been finalised, according to Southern Metropolis Daily. As a “sister city” of the Asian Games, Dongguan officials have allocated RMB29 million for the renovation, turning the basketball arena into the competition venue for Weightlifting.Venue renovation will be launched early next month and is expected to take six months.

Since 1992, the basketball arena of Dongguan Sports Centre Gymnasium has been home to several CBA finals.

With seating for more than 4,000, the Weightlifting venue will consist of a competition area covering 1,170 square metres and a warm-up area – covering 400 square metres. The renovation project is the responsibility of the Guangzhou Design Institute.

Dongguan, well known as the hometown of Weightlifting in China, is hometown of several world record-breakers in Weightlifting, such as Chen Jingkai, Chen Weiqiang and Zeng Guoqiang.

(Written by Zhu Runfang and edited by Jeff Ruffolo)