Monday, August 11, 2008

Chinthana tops "C" category in weightlifting

Chinthana tops "C" category in weightlifting

Sri Lanka's premier weight lifter Chinthana Geethal Vidanage was the most successful competitor of Group "C" of the Olympic weightlifting under 69 Kg category.

Chinthana had an aggregate of 293 kilograms in the 'snatch' and 'clean and jerk', which is a newSri Lankan record.

Chinthana, who clinched the gold medal in 62 kg weight lifting event at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 in Australia also set up three records at the 33rd National Sports Meet held recently.

Chinthana was born in Polonnaruwa on the 31st of December 1981 and began his weight lifting career in 1996 when he was placed fifth at the Junior Weight-Lifting Nationals.

The Category A and B events are yet to be worked out