New national weightlifting records set across multiple categories

Kathmandu: The recent national weightlifting competition held at the International Sports Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur, witnessed the establishment of four new national records in various weight categories under both para and special sports.

In an impressive display of strength and skill, Ashish Manandhar of Bagmati Province shattered his own record by lifting 145 kg in the male 72 kg category, surpassing his previous record of 130 kg. Kishore Sapkota from Karnali Province secured second place, while Super Rai from Koshi Province finished third in this category.

Sudurpaschim Province’s Suresh Bista set a new record in the male 59 kg category by lifting 86 kg, breaking Dipak Timalsina’s previous record of 85 kg. Somnath Rai (Koshi Province) and Man Bahadur Magar (Bagmati Province) claimed second and third place respectively in this group.

Similarly, Deepak Khadka of Bagmati Province achieved a new record in the male 65 kg category with a lift of 101 kg, surpassing Thakur Shrestha’s previous record of 90 kg. Biru Dhungana (Bagmati Province) and Laxman Nepali (Lumbini Province) secured second and third positions in this category.

In the male 54 kg category, Thakur Shrestha (Bagmati Province) lifted 100 kg to set another new record, surpassing his own previous record of 90 kg. Pawan Gharti Magar (Gandaki Province) and Deepak Timilsina (Bagmati Province) took second and third place respectively in this category.

Manish Pun Magar emerged victorious in the male 49 kg category by lifting 50 kg. Ruplal Basnet (Karnali Province) and Ajit Khati (Koshi Province) secured second and third place.

Additionally, Rajaram Silwal of Bagmati Province lifted 80 kg to clinch first place in the male 72 kg category. Narayan Timilsina (Lumbini Province) and Ramkaji Magar (Bagmati Province) finished second and third.

The competition, organized jointly by the National Sports Council and National Para Weightlifting Association, featured 42 athletes from 6 provinces. Notably, there were no participants from Madhesh Province in this event, which spanned two days and included 6 weight categories for male athletes and 3 for female athletes.