Bhutan WeightLifting Association

The association consists weightlifting sport which was established in 2002. Activities began in 2004 after the association secured a small room to serve as a gym. Since its establishment more than a hundred members have registered for weightlifting.  The sport of weightlifting has been gaining popularity in the capital. The association is a member of both the AWF and the IWF.

The association aims to organize, encourage, promote and control the sports of weightlifting in Bhutan through provision of facilities for training and physical exercise in the discipline rendering financial assistance to both individuals and organizations for training; dissemination of knowledge, modern techniques in the form of coaching; dissemination of information in the form of rules of weightlifting as approved by the International Federation; and by way of arranging national competitions as well as participation in international competitions.


The Mission of the association is to:

  1. Bring youth together in a healthy atmosphere.
  2. Promote and initiate good health and physical development.
  3. Develop the sense of commitment, diligence, patience and persistence.