The Nepalese capital Kathmandu was preparing to host the 26th Women’s and 45th Men’s Asian Championships, for the first time from July 22 to 30, but the country has been struck by two devastating earthquakes in the space of three weeks.

After the two huge earthquakes of 25th and 29th April, the Nepal Weightlifting Federation Board officially decided to cancel the organization of the 26th Women’s and 45th Men’s Asian Championships.

The whole nation as well as the Federation being in grief after these tragic events, the IWF assures the Nepal Weightlifting Federation about its help and support for the upcoming period.