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08-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Afghan Power Lifting Team
Leaves for Taiwan

The 15 men Afghan Power Lifting team went to Taiwan on
Wednesday to participate in the Asian Bench Press

The competitions will be held between 40 Asian countries at Kaohsiung and
will be kicked off on Thursday. The competitions will continue for six days.

According to the Afghan Power Lifting Federation the players had a
six-month exercise session in order to perform well in the competitions.

"With less available facilities, earning medals from international
competitions is difficult, but they are competing with a high morale and will
achieve big honours for Afghanistan." Mohammad Zahir Aghbar, Head of
Afghan National Olympic Committee said.

Meanwhile, Rafiullah Alizada, one of the power lifting team member told
TOLOnews: "These competitions are held in a high standard and powerful
nations such as Iran, China, Russia and Uzbekistan are participating in the

This is the second time that Afghan Power Lifting team has participated in
the Bench Press Competitions.