The 33rd National Competition organized by the Indian Strength Lifting Federation concluded on Sunday 30 July 2023. During this significant occasion, Arjun Lal Meena, Member of BJP, emphasized that strength lifting is deeply rooted in our culture and heritage. The event's chief guest, Col. Prof. Shiv Singh Sarangdevot, Udaipur, praised the remarkable performance of 800 players from 22 provinces, highlighting how it symbolizes unity and strength. Across all categories, these talented players achieved an impressive tally of over 300 gold, silver, and bronze medals.
In the picturesque city of Udaipur, often referred to as the "City of Lakes," the Mahakumbh games commenced with the participation of 800 players from 22 states across the country. The event took place at the Bhandari Darshak Mandap, situated in the heart of Udaipur. Notably, both national and international players took part in this prestigious competition, which ran until 30 July.
The Narendra Gandhi Memorial Cup was awarded to Rajasthan, led by the Gujarat team. Chandrashekhar Sen from Udaipur secured the bronze medal in the sub-junior 95 kg weight category. Gujarat emerged victorious in the 33rd National Senior, Junior, Sub-masters, Women, and Men's competition, securing the title of All Over Women's and Men's Championship runner-up. Furthermore, in the team champion senior category, the prestigious title of Champion of Champions was awarded to Chirag Patel from Gujarat, while in the junior category, Subham Kumar from Jharkhand achieved the same honor. Additionally, Ankesh from Rajasthan claimed the title of Champion of Champions in the sub-junior category.
Rajasthan was honored with the prestigious Maharana Pratap Cup as the overall team champion. The title of overall highest total was bestowed upon Supriya Saha of West Bengal in the male category and Neelam Singh of Haryana in the female category. Additionally, Rabi Narayan of Odisha received recognition for his exceptional performance in the physical handicap category. Sentinil Kumar of Tamil Nadu was recognized as the best referee, and Bihar was acknowledged for having the best dress.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar