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Thailand Phuket to host the Asian Weightlifting Championships in September

The decision was confirmed to the Thailand Weightlifting Association (TAWA) from the Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF).

The move follows the recent cancellation of the original plan to hold the event in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Kathmandu was to host the event – the 26th Asian Championships for women and the 45th for men – in late July.

Phuket is set to stage the Championships from September 3 to 12.

The AWF thanked TAWA for its fast response and for helping the development of weightlifting sports in Asia, especially after the Nepal natural disaster.