Brandish of Strength: Weight Lifting, Power Lifting and Best Physique

Brandish of Strength: Weight Lifting, Power Lifting and Best Physique

Debasis Choudhury | Mar 06, 2017

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On the evening of 15th of February 2017, the competition for Weightlifting, Power Lifting, and Best Physique was conducted in the Swimming Pool complex and was organised by Games and Sports Society, SAC. Invited dignitaries included Arjuna Awardee, Mr Sunil Kumar Patro, who has been the runner-up in Mr. Asia, 12 times winner of Mr India and also runs a gymnasium by the name of Modern Health Club in Rourkela. Present among the noted dignitaries was Mr S. Mohapatra who is an authority at the Rourkela Steel Plant and has amassed vast experience in the field of weight lifting. The event was publicised through webmail a day before the event, and interested students were asked to submit their names to Nikhil Kumar, Captain of the Gymnasium of the Institute. While it was clearly mentioned that the participants need to come at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the competition, the late arrival of the participants and the judges led to the delay of an hour and the event started around 7 PM. The event was wrapped up by 9 PM after the conduction of the three events, the details of which have been mentioned below.

Power lifting

The event saw 12 number of participants. The parameters on which the participants were judged were Body weight, Squat, Bench Press and Dead lift. In each category, students were asked to perform three sets which tested their agility and strength, and the best of each was selected for the final calculation. The Body ratio was calculated by dividing the summation of points scored in Squat, Bench Press and Dead lift by the body weight of the participant. The participants who obtained the higher body ratio were declared as the winners of the event.

 

PositionNameBody WeightSquatsBench PressDead LiftSummationBody Ratio
1Sagar Sonavane681151001503655.367
2Nikhil Kumar80130901904105.125
3Sethi Nirup Sundar Narahari65100651603255.00


The weightlifting competition saw five number of participants being judged on parameters such as Body Weight, Snatch, and Clean and Jerk. Two of the participants were eliminated, as they did not fulfil the required criteria for the competition. Similar to powerlifting competition, the participants were ranked according to their body ratios after taking summation of the best of three of the required parameters, and individuals with higher body ratios were adjudged the winners.Weightlifting

Position

Name

Body Weight

Snatch

Clean and Jerk

Summation

Body Ratio

1

Sagar Sonavane

68

60

75

135

1.985

2

Nikhil Kumar

80

60

80

140

1.75

3

Chitranjan Kumar

85

65

70

135

1.588

Best Physique

All the participants were judged on the outlook of their physique. The judges were Dr Mohapatra, and Dr Patro, who being experienced campaigners in this arena, selected the students mentioned below as the winners.

Position

Name

1

Jeeva S

2

Nikhil Kumar

3

Aranyak Swain

The first and second position holders from Power Lifting and Weightlifting and the winner of the Best Physique competition have been shortlisted for the Inter NIT weightlifting, power lifting and best physique competition that is being held in NIT Kurukshetra from 5th-7th March 2017 and will be accompanied by Dr P. K. Rout and Ms Purnima Joshi for the same.

Speaking to Nikhil Kumar, the institute gymnasium captain of the institute, he said:

Overall the conduction was good . However, the number of participants remained less  as compared to what was expected. Even the response from the NIT crowd was average. It seems people are not much aware of such sporting events and it is essential to ensure that this doesn’t happen. The maintenance of our gym must be looked after every year, while bringing new instruments, so that the interested people do not suffer or complaint.

 

Speaking to Dr Tushar Ranjan Pattnaik, SAS officer, regarding the conduction of the event he was quoted as saying:

The conduction of the event was flawless. We called upon judges from outside who have been coming for the last five-six years to ensure no biased judgement. There are around 60 active members in the gymnasium but there was very low participation on the day of competition. All necessary equipments and guides are being provided to the students. The students should understand that these type of events are conducted for them and if not much zeal is shown, this event may be completely scrapped from next academic year onwards.

Team MM congratulates the organisers of the for a glitch-free and fair event and wishes all the participants best of luck for their Inter NIT competition.

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