Sikkim ten power lifters have been selected from the recently-concluded 2nd Iron Man and Iron Woman of Sikkim and 1st Sub Junior and Junior Iron Boy and Iron Girl competition for participation in the National Sub Junior, Junior, Senior and Masters Men and Women Classic Powerlifting Championship 2021-22 to be held at Alappuzha, Kerala from April 9 to 13.
Sikkim State Powerlifting Association (SSPLA) general secretary Devendra Basnet said they are hopeful of power of the state lifters bringing laurels to the State.
The SSPLA also announced the winners of the recently-concluded State-level event today in a press conference.
The 2nd Iron Man and Iron Woman of Sikkim and 1st Sub Junior and Junior Iron Boy and Iron Girl competition held during March 26-27 in Gangtok was participated by 65 power lifters from across the State.
Biswa Deep Gurung won the title of Iron Man of Sikkim, while Sukmit Lepcha bagged the Iron Woman title.
Sikkim Girl Anna Lepcha Wins Strength Lifting Competition
Prayas Gurung was adjudged the 1st Iron Boy and Anna Lepcha the first Iron Girl. Joseph Sharma won the 1st Junior Iron Man title and Bhawana Mukhia bagged the 1st Junior Iron Woman title.
Biswa Deep Gurung thanked the association for organising the event and congratulated all the contestants selected for the national championship.Anna Lepcha, 16, who had participated in powerlifting competition for the first time, said the experience was great.
“It is my first competition in the field of powerlifting and I was able to win which makes me really happy. My family and friends are really proud of my achievement,” added Lepcha who has participated in strength lifting competitions at State and national level.