Indian Powerlifters returned home with handful of medals from Asian Powerlifting Championship that concluded at Ullen Batter, Mangolia on May 7. India altogether collected 22 medals which included 9 golds, 8 silvers and 5 bronzes from the championship.
India sent 36 members team in the tournament and Assam based sports journalist Kula Pradip Bhagawati was also a part of the team as a media manger. Altogether 529 participants from 17 countries took part in the 7-day championship.
The name of the Indian powerlifters who won medal in the championship: Gold- Bhagyawati Devi (master-1, 67.5 kg), Sangita Singh (82.5 kg junior), Sangita Barik (82.5kg, open), Divya Devdas (90+ kg, sub junior), Sampa Guha (90+ kg, open), Nizam Ali (52kg, junior), P C Bidhika ( 60 kg, master-2), Jagdish Rathore (82.5 kg, master-3) and Jena Kartikeswar (75kg, master-2). Silver: Rama Lakshmi (56kg, junior), Tejaswini Naidu (56kg, open), K Swati (67.5kg junior), Santosh Kumar (56kg, junior), Ashoke Karmakar (67.5 kg, master-1), Sudeswar Rao Waghmare (82,5kg, master-2), Nitin Madhukar Kurelkar( 82.5 kg, master-1) and Bhupendra Vyas (75kg, master-1). Bronze: Susipra (52kg, sub junior), Mandakini Mahanta (52kg, open), Sushila Devi (56kg, open), Sanjoy Bilore( 60kg, open) and Satya Prakash (67.5 kg, master-2).