Sikkim strength lifters bag 5 medals for India

Gangtok, 10 Apr:

Three lifters from Sikkim have won five medals for the country in the 06th International Strength Lifting and Incline Bench Press Championship 2018 held from 07 to 10 Apr at Bali in Indonesia.

Pema Dorjee Bhutia won two silver medals in master’s category, while Pempa Tamang bagged a silver medal and a bronze medal in senior category.

Santosh Gupta won a bronze medal in senior category for India. The trio was part of the 52-member national team.

Mr Bhutia expressed his happiness on winning two silver medals for the country. Also being the chief coach of Sikkim Strength Lifting Association, he expressed his happiness over the performance of his students, Mr Tamang and Mr Gupta, in the competition and for winning medals for the country.

“The competition was tough between the best lifters from different countries but we gave our best performance to win medals for India,” he said.