V. Asika of Jaffna District won a Gold in the under 63 Women’s group in the Weight Lifting Championships conducted by the Department of Sports of the NPC. These championships were held at the Duraiappah Stadium, day before yesterday. Lifting 163 Kgs. Load to win the Gold, she was also selected as the Best Weight Lifter of the year.
In the same Championships, Vishnukanth of Jaffna District won a Gold in under 77 weight group lifting 240 Kgs. weight and was also adjudged the Best Lifter in the men’s section.