Sikkim: The first ever CrossFit competition in Gangtok received a good response. Organised by Cross Fit Sukhim to generate fitness awareness among citizens and spread importance related to it, the event had 28 male and female participants.
Addressing a press conference, the working general secretary of Cross Fit Sukhim, Sunil Gurung, said, “The event was held for the first time in the State and we had expected about only 12 to 13 participants but 28 participants turned out for the event which was really great.”
The event had six tasks which the participants had to compete within the stipulated time. The winner in men’s category completed the task in 10 minutes and 5 seconds and the female winner completed the task in 14 minutes and 12 seconds.
The winners received medals, certificates and cash prize of Rs. 50,000.
The organised had had conducted a workshop which was attended by a good number of athletes.
Upper Tadong MLA G.T. Dhungel was the chief guest of the event held at Manan Kendra here on February 27.
A form of high intensity interval training, CrossFit is a strength and conditioning workout that is made up of functional movement performed at a high intensity level.
Sikkim Welcomed CrossFit In 2014
The CrossFit was introduced in Sikkim in 2014.
“The Cross Fit is very new to the State and as of now, very few gyms are affiliated to us. We plan to generate awareness on CrossFit across the State and for the same we are working towards organising various events,” said Gurung.
“Cross fit is a mixture of various sporting events which requires endurance, strength and strategy. The event requires both mental and physical strength to come out as winners.”
Gurung added, “We are planning to take our participants to the national and international events and for the same, necessary works are being carried out.”
Kamal Rasaily, who won the men’s event, said, “I had participated in various events including marathon and bodybuilding but CrossFit is an amalgamation of various events which is really tough. It requires physical and mental strength along with endurance.”
Women’s winner Tashi Lhamu Bhutia said, “I had no idea or intention of winning the event but I happened to complete the task. I am really happy to win the event and will further enhance my capabilities to defend the title next year.
Tashi Lhamu said she had been doing CrossFit for just a month and had been to gym for a year now.
The press conference was also addressed by Cross Fit Sukhim member Subash Gurung.
The organisers also felicitated the judges of the event – Penjula Tamang, Ujon Mukhia and Sagan Baraily.