Guwahati to host ID weightlifting

Online Staff/GUWAHATI, Oct 14: Assam Weightlifting Association (AWA) will organize 44th Assam State Inter District Weightlifting Championship in Guwahati. The meet will be held at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium from October 16.
Working President of the Assam Weightlifting Association Bhabajyoti Goswami today informed the media that around 200 participants are expected to take part in the tournament which will be held in both Junior and Senior categories. There will be eight events in the men section. The number of events in the women section is seven. Junior and Youth State team for the National Weightlifting Championship will be selected from this meet.
Meanwhile Assam Weightlifting Association today appealed to the State Government to provide basic infrastructure to his association as the state has very good future in this game. “We have already produced several international level weightlifters but it is very unfortunate that we don’t have any office or own training centre. Promising weightlifters od the state are facing difficulties to do their regular training because of non availability of proper infrastructure. It will be very good for us if new Government takes initiative and provide us the basic facilities” said Goswami.
General Secretary of AWA Basanta Das and its Vice President Ramen Das were also present in the media briefing.