The Men and Women’s Strength Lifting and Incline Bench Press Cup held here at the Punjab Stadium National Strength Lifting Club to mark the 75th Independence-Day of the country.
The event was patronized by Punjab Strength Lifting Association and was participated by more than 60 girls and boys. The opening was conducted by Waqas Zafar, Assistant Director LDA. Among the children, Hadi Zeeshan, Yashshab Shahzad and Hasan Ashfaq became gold medalists.
The Punjab Greens women team won in which Captain Amina Babar lifted the highest weight with 42 kg bench press and 105 kg hack lift and became the best lifter. Laraib Kamal 70 kgs hack lift, Shamian Akbar 75 kgs hack lift and Najia Sajjad 70 kgs. Iraf Kamal and Mumtaz Akhtar won gold medals. Punjab white women team was the runners-up and they comprised Fiza Qadir, Angel Ashraf, Mahnoor Shakeel, Shakina Haroon and Fatima Shahid for the silver medal.
In boys category Punjab Greens were the winners with Captain Asim Shad became the best player by lifting 80 kg in clean bench press and 260 kg hack lift, Abdullah Sohail Butt 170 kg hack lift, Usman Aqeel Butt 155 kg hack lift, Mohammad Ali 180kg Hack Lift, Sajjad Ali 200kg hack lift, 80kg bench press, Umar Khurram, Ghulam Mohammad, M Naveed, Shahroz Butt 210kg hack lift 120kg bench press, Ali Raza Butt 220kg hack lift 120kg bench press.
Punjab whites were the boys runners-up team to win silver medal and they were Jamal Mohsin, Jilani Faisal, Zaheer Akram 145 kg hack lift, Asad Aslam 170 kg hack lift, Ayan Khalid, Ahmed Shoaib, Shahbaz Ali 160 kg hack lift, Zain and Saifullah.
The chief guests of the closing ceremony was Chairman Pakistan Stretch Lifting Federation Haji Manzoor Shaheen, Imran Ali Butt Vice President Punjab Powerlifting Association and DSP Shahzadi Gulfam International Golfer who distributed medal, certificates and prizes among the winning players.
Abid Khan International Strength Lifter, Miss Sahar Salim International Strength Lifter and Shahzad Gul International Strength Lifter were the referees while technical Official were Miss Nitsha International Mass Wrestler, Adnan Bhatti, Organizing Chairman Aqeel Javed Butt International Weightlifter and Powerlifter President Punjab Strength Lifting Association.