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Ushan lifts 319kg for SL weightlifting record

Ushan lifts 319kg for SL weightlifting record

By Karuppiah Ramakrishnan in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

CT Sports: Sri Lanka Weight Lifter Ushan Charuka Vidana set a new Sri Lanka Record when he lifted 319kg and placed eighth in the Men's 105 kg weightlifting event at the Asian Indoor Athletic and Martial Arts Games continued at Olympic Sports Village in Ashgabat Turkmenistan.

Ushan from Sri Lanka Air Force lifted 139 kg in the snatch and 180 kg in the clean and jerk.

"I wish to thank the NOC, Weight Lifting Federation and Ministry of Sports who helped to send me for this Games which enabled me to set a new Sri Lanka record," said a delighted Ushan after the event.

Djangabaev Rustam from Uzbekistan won the Gold medal lifting 199 kg in the Snatch and hoisting 243kg in the Clean and Jerk. Host nation's Toýçyýew Hojamuhammet won the Silver with 192 kg and 239 kg while Teymouri Homayoun from Iran took the Bronze lifting 195 kg and 235 kg.

At the end of the day, the medal table saw Turkmenistan holding on to their lead that looks all but unassailable. With just two days of competition left, the host nation has 229 medals, 85 of which are Gold, while the People's Republic of China is next best with 34 Gold and 77 in total.

The Games records continued to fall right up to the very end in the pool, as the final day of Short Course Swimming action at Ashgabat 2017 saw five new records established: Vietnam's Thi Anh Vien Nguyen in the women's 100m Medley, China's Sun Meichen in the women's 100m Freestyle, Kazakhstan's Adil Kaskabay in the men's 100m Freestyle, Korea's Kim Daleun in the women's 50m Breaststroke, and, finally, by China's men's 4x100m Medley Relay team.

China finished Ashgabat 2017 Short Course Swimming competition with a total of 29 medals, 11 of which were Gold, to more than double the best results of any other nation in the pool.

In Chess, Sri Lanka was defeated by Afghanistan in the Men's Rapid Team Round when WAIS Abdul Khaliq and Ashrafi Sulaiman Ahmad scored a 2-0 win against Romesh Weerawardana and Rajendra Kalugampitiya, while Dasuni Hansika and Saumy Zainab were beaten by Frayna Janelle Mae and Mendoza Shania Mae from Philippines 2 -0 in the Women's Rapid Team Under-23 competition.

Posted on 2017-10-03 00:30:17
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