Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, Jan 21
Sikkimese strength lifters have bagged 21 medals for the country in the 7th International Strength Lifting & Incline Bench Press Championship 2019 held from 17 to 20 January at Karmazari, Pench in Madhya Pradesh. It is a matter of pride that Edu Tshering Bhutia has set the world record in the women’s inclined bench press by lifted the weight of 75.5 kgs and PemaDorjee Bhutia also set the world record in master’s inclined bench press by lifted the weight of 135.5 kgs. Interestingly, all eleven lifters from Sikkim in the India team have bagged medals for the country, which includes 10 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 6 bronze medals.
All three women strength lifters from Sikkim, Edu Tshering Bhutia, RanjuSundas and Kalpana Chettri bagged two gold medals each for the country. Likewise, PemaDorjee Bhutia also bagged two gold medals, Thinley Wangdi Bhutia won 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal, HomnathSiwakoti clinched 1 gold medal and 1 bronze medal, Ganesh Kumar Subba won 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal, Ongdup Tamang bagged 2 silver medals, Palden Tamang won 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal, Santosh Gupta won 2 bronze medals and Pempa Tamang won 1 bronze medal for the country.