Kathmandu, March 6, 2018: Ujjwal S. Thakuri, one of the top International Karate player and 5th dan Godan form the USA, been awarded Guinness World Record title for greatest weight lifted in a Van Dam lift in 64.63 kg (142.48 lbs.) weight on March 2, 2018. He attempted this new record in Toledo, Ohio on November 4, 2017.
Thakuri received his first Guinness World Record on September 23, 2017, for the greatest weight lifted in a Van Dam lift in 63.49 Kg (139.97 lbs.) weight. He also received international awards in all of his three-unique form of martial arts including two Guinness World Record Titles Van dam style weight lift, World Championship Belt 2017 in Van dam style weight lift, Ameri- Kick International Gold Cup 2017 in Van Dam style Tensho (Kata Form) World Title Belt 2016 in Van dam style wood breaking and two National gold medals 2016 in Tensho (Kata Form). He also holds a black belt 5th Dan Godan in the art of American Marine GOJU Karate, USA.