Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KATHUA, Sept 30: District Kathua Powerlifting Association in collaboration with Kathua Campus, University of Jammu under the aegis of All J&K UT Powerlifting Association organized 5th District Bench Press Championship for men and women in equipped and unequipped categories, here today.
Around 85 lifters including 12 girls participated in the sub-junior, juniors, senior and master categories. The best male lifter in sub-junior was Mohd Toseef who lifted 70kg, while Anshu Sharma in junior category lifted 110kg. The best male lifter in senior was Rubham Sharma, lifted 200kg and Dr Amit Puttoo lifted 107.5 kg.
Best female lifter in the junior category was Swastika Som who lifted 50 kg, while Sonakshi Tangari lifted 50 kg in senior and Shahina lifted 45 kg.
Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Rector Kathua Campus, JU was the chief guest of the valedictory ceremony, while Ravinder Kumar Sharma, President, District Kathua Powerlifting Association was the guest of honour.
Dr Jogbinder Singh Soodan, Physical Director, GDC Kathua encouraged the students to actively participate in sports activities. Shabeel Ahmed, General Secretary delivered a formal vote of thanks.