Chathurika Weerasighe, an old girl of Vijitha Maha Vidyalaya, Dikwella set three new Sri Lanka records in Weight lifting (trials) held last week at the Weight lifting Centre of the Ministry of Sports, Colombo.
These trials were held to select for the International Weight lifting Contests. She erased her own two records when she clean Jerked 90 Kgs contesting the 69 Kg women’s weight class. Her total lift was 155 Kg and this time she lifted a total of 162 Kgs improving by 7 Kgs.
Chathurika set a record by lifting 72 Kgs to beat the previous record of 71 Kg set by S/L Air Force lifter Vinodhini. She is coached by Palitha Weerasinghe of Ruhunu University, A. B. Wickremasinghe the national weight lifting coach and P. K. G. Dayan, an Internationally qualified Coach.
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