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    Navy crowned champions at National Weight Lifting championship – 2015

    August 14, 2015
    With a stunning performance at the National Weight Lifting Championship 2015 held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Indoor Stadium at Torrington in Colombo on 11th and 12th August 2015, the Sri Lanka Navy team clinched the Men’s Overall Championship for the first time.

     

    Complementing the historic victory, the Navy women lifters secured the Overall Runner-ups position. Mr. R. A. D. Ruwan Chandra, the Director General of the Ministry of Sports, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Officials representing both the Weight Lifting Federation and various clubs and a large gathering of fans were also present to witness the talents on display.

     

    Beating hundreds of competitors from renowned clubs in the island including tri-services and the police, Ordinary Seaman (OD) VCG Vidanage, who represented 77kg category, became the Overall Best Lifter. Contributing to earn the championship, AB EADKD Egodawaththa, OD VCG Vidanage and OD SACA Shantha won first places in the 56kg, 77kg and 105+kg categories respectively. Adding her might to men’s winning streak, OD BC Priyanthi won the first place in the 69kg category setting three new Sri Lankan records. OD WCM Warnakulasooriya won the first place in the 53kg category, proving the Navy’s talents in weight lifting.

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