Manipur powerlifters amassed 7 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals in different events of National Classic Powerlifting, Benchpress & Deadlift Championship 2017 which was held at Maulana Ajad Stadium, Jammu and Kashmir from March 21 to 24.
In the championship, Huirem Ibempishak Devi (women’s master II 84kg) won 3 gold medals in powerlifting, benchpress and deadlift events; Naorem Babita Devi (women’s senior 76kg) won gold in deadlift, silver in benchpress and bronze in powerlifting events, Laishram Pusparani Devi (women’s senior 72kg) won gold in benchpress and silver in deadlift events.
Young lifter Laimayum Pusparani Devi (women’s junior 84+kg) won also gold medal in deadlift and silver medal in benchpress while Konthoujam Manao Devi (women’s 57kg master l) won gold medal in benchpress, silver medal in powerlifting and another silver medal in deadlift; Laishram Memori Devi (women’s 63kg master 1) won three silver medals in powerlifting, benchpress and deadlift events.
More medals were added as Moirangthem Sonia Devi (women’s senior 84kg) won silver medal in deadlift; Elangbam Linthoinganbi Chanu (women’ sub junior 43kg) won silver medal in benchpress and Konsam Rosida Devi (women’s senior 84+kg) won silver medal in benchpress. Thoudam Surajkumar won bronze medal in men’ sub junior 74kg category.
Manipur won 2nd runners up title in Best Team Descipline category. Manipur team was led by Naorem Sushila as team coach and Kh Ningthem as manager.