Rishikanta clinches gold at Senior National Weightlifting Championship
IMPHAL, 22nd Feb: Ch Rishikanta on Friday made a name for himself by becoming the first senior male weightlifter from Manipur to win a gold medal after his stellar performance at the 71st Men’s and 34th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championship 2019 held at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Rishikanta claimed the yellow metal in the 55kg weight class. He lifted a total of 239kg (snatch 105kg, clean & jerk 134kg) in the senior category of the men’s competition.
The gold winner had trained at the National Sports Academy before joining SAI’s Centre of Excellence under the supervision of A Ranjan Singh, senior weightlifting coach, SAI-SAG, Khuman Lampak.