Inderjit and Jasmine of Punjab win gold in Asian Powerlifting

May 09, 2018 08:02 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH:  Inderjit Singh and Jasmine Kaur, both of Punjab, have proved their mettle in the recently concluded Asian Powerlifting Championship at Udaipur by bagging gold medals. Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has congratulated them for this exceptional achievement and has credited their coaches as well as parents for the success.

 Disclosing this, an official spokesman said that powerlifters from as many as 14 nations competed in the championship. While Inderjit Singh won gold in 105 kg category by lifting 760 kg weight, Jasmine Kaur won gold medal in 84 plus category by lifting 335 kg. Both the power-lifters belong to Bhim Akhara Centre in Bathinda where they were trained by coach Parminder Singh.

The Punjab Minister even had a dig at the previous SAD-BJP regime for failing to complete the project and also not releasing adequate funds.

Meanwhile talking about the overall development of the city, the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that soon underpasses will be constructed near Railway station, Gurudwara Shaheedan Sahib, Bus stand and Jora Fatak. He said that the money has already been allocated for this.

Stressing that the work regarding under-passes will start from next month, the Minister said that this will go a long way in giving people a smooth ride and also solve the traffic issues.

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