Weight Lifting Match Updates
Ruhuna Raise the bar at the Inter-Uni Weight Lifting Championship 2012…
Written by info upload    Sunday, 19 August 2012 17:01    PDF Print Email
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With three gold medals under their belt, University of Ruhuna (RUH) emerged champions at Inter-uni weight lifting championship 2012. University of Colombo (COL), University of Moratuwa (MOR) & University of Jaffna (JAF) also clinched a gold medal each.

This year’s tournament was held at University of Kelaniya gymnasium on 18th August. The tournament comprised of 6 weight classes, 50, 62, 69, 77, 85 and 94 kg. The pick of the day was JVG Darshana of RUH set a new Inter-University record in the 62 kg category. He lifted 80 kilograms in Snatch & 105 kilograms in Clean & Jerk. MD Sujan Duminda of MOR, who registered an overall weight of 200 kilograms in the 85 kg category, was the top lifter of the tournament.

HDM Peiris (69 kg) and Sandaruwan (50 kg) were the other gold medalists for RUH. In 77 kg category PNA Dayananda won the gold for COL and the other gold was won by P Krishnakumar of JAF in 94 kg class.

University of Peradeniya (PER) lifters were on the podium for five out of six categories but were unfortunate to clinch gold. They bagged three silver and two bronze medals. University of Wayamba (WAY) managed to hold on to two silver medals while University of Kelaniya (KEL) clinched a silver and two bronze medals. In addition to the gold medals, COL and JAF also managed to secure a bronze medal each.

As the Inter University sports fiesta 2012 nearing its closure, COL has a clear lead over MOR, and gap seems to be unassailable. PER is closely behind MOR in the overall points tally. But MORA would definitely be eying on regaining top spot at the Men’s overall points tally.

How it would end, only time could tell! Stay tuned to MoraSpirit.com for the latest updates in the university sporting arena. 

-By Niranda Perera

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:36 )
Kelaniya lifted the weight lifting title
Written by Editor    Wednesday, 08 June 2011 17:13    PDF Print Email
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University of Kelaniya was able to secure the top notch of the points table in recently concluded inter university weight lifting championship. University of Peradeniya became first runners-up of the contest while University of Moratuwa, University of Ruhuna and University of Rajarata came up as second runners-up.

University of Kelaniya contested in all categories except 69Kg and 85Kg and was able to gain the first place in 77Kg and 62Kg categories.  University of peradeniya secured first place in 85Kg[check] and 105Kg categories

W.M.A.M. Jayawardena from University of Kelaniya contested in 105KG category was able to set a new record lifting 111Kg (C&J) while U.K.G.Jayawardena from University of SJP lifted 71Kg (Snatch) setting another new record.

The contests were held at Student centre gymnasium of University of Kelaniya on 5th June 2001

-By Dileepa Karunarathna

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 June 2011 17:49 )