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India win 22 medals in Asian Powerlifting Championship


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).


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