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Sikkim bags 3 gold medals in national weightlifting championship

Gangtok : Weightlifters from Sikkim bagged three gold medals, one silver and a bronze medal in the1st Senior & Master National Weightlifting & Incline Bench Press Championship 2014 held in Midnapur from August 21-24. The championship was attended by representatives of 23 states. Ten members from the Sikkim Weightlifting Association (SWA) had participated in the championship where Pema Dorjee Bhutia (SAP) won the gold medal in the masters’ category (above 45 years) thereby breaking his previous national record of 115kg in incline bench press by lifting 120kg this time. Bhakta Bahadur Chhetri (SAP) and Dhan Bahadur Tamang (SAP), both debutants, also won gold under the senior men’s category. Karma Lhamu, a student of West Point School, won bronze under the senior women’s category.

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