Sikkim’s Edu T Bhutia sets world record in women’s inclined bench press


All Sikkimese lifters in India team bag medals in Int’l Championship GANGTOK, 21 Jan: Sikkimese strength lifters have bagged 21 medals for the country in the 7th International Strength Lifting & Incline Bench Press Championship 2019 held from 17 to 20 Jan at Karmazari, Pench in Madhya Pradesh. Sikkim’s Edu Tshering Bhutia has also set the world record in the women’s inclined bench press by lifting a weight of 75.5 kgs and Pema Dorjee Bhutia also set the world record in master’s inclined bench press by lifting a weight of 135.5 kgs. Interestingly, all eleven lifters from Sikkim in the India team have bagged medals for the country, which includes 10 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. All three women strength lifters from Sikkim, Edu Tshering Bhutia, Ranju Sundas and Kalpana Chettri bagged two gold medals each for the country. Likewise, Pema Dorjee Bhutia also bagged two gold medals, Thinley Wangdi Bhutia won 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal, Homnath Siwakoti clinched 1 gold medal and 1 bronze medal, Ganesh Kumar Subba won 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal, Ongdup Tamang bagged 2 silver medals, Palden Tamang won 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal, Santosh Gupta won 2 bronze medals and Pempa Tamang won 1 bronze medal for the country.