The 71st men and 34th women Senior National Weight Lifting Championship began at Railway Indoor Sports Enclave on Friday (22-02-2019). Divisional Railway Manager Mukul Saran Mathur officially launched the national event in the presence of Rekha Yadav, secretary, Railway Sports Promotion Board; Sahadev Yadav, general secretary, Indian Weight Lifting Federation; Venkata Ramachandra Rao, secretary, AP Weightlifting Association, Sports Officer, ECoR Sports Association, Sakkeer Hussain CT and other dignitaries. After lighting the lamp, the programme was started with 55kg men category.
Results: In 55 kg men category, Ch Rishikanta Singh from Manipur won gold, Subham Todkar from Maharashtra bagged silver and Hirendra Sarang from Chhattisgarh won bronze. In the 45 kg women category, Riya Sen from Delhi won gold, Dipali Gusale from Maharashtra bagged silver and Thushmita MV from Karnataka won bronze medal. In the 49 kg women category, Saikhom Mirabhai Chanu, Railways won gold, Deepika from Haryana bagged silver and S Bindyarani Devi from Manipur won bronze.