SLAF BASE HINGURAKGODA AND SLAF STATION COLOMBO WINS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S INTER UNIT POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2021
8:30pm on Saturday 24th April 2021
The Inter Unit Powerlifting Championship 2021 was held at SLAF Trade Training School Ekala from 22 to 23 April 2021. This year over 70 participants competed in both male and female categories and several SLAF records were met during the championship.

The final session and Awards Ceremony was held yesterday (23 April 2021) at the Main Auditorium of the Trade Training School. The Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Leonard Rodrigo graced the Finals and the Awards Ceremony as the Chief Guest. Members of the Air Force Sports Council and other invitees participated to witness the final session.

The event was conducted under 8 weight classes for Men and 7 weight classes for the women. The overall Women’s Team Championship was secured by SLAF Station Colombo, while SLAF Base Hingurakgoda became Runners Up. SLAF Base Hingurakgoda emerged as the champions in the Men’s category. The scores for the second place in the Men’s category was a tie resulting in both SLAF Station Colombo and SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa emerging as Runner Ups.

INTER UNIT POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 RESULTS SUMMERY

Best Lifter (Male)
Warrant Officer RMRPRC Lasantha (SLAF Station Colombo)

Best Lifter (Female)
Leading Aircraftwoman Perera TAN (SLAF Station Colombo)

Men’s Category Winners

59Kg - Warrant Officer RMRPRC Lasantha (SLAF Record of 95 Kg in Bench press – SLAF Station Colombo)
66Kg – Corporal Prasad Kumara (SLAF Record of 190 Kg in deadlift - SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa)
74 kg – Sergeant Chandrasena VPAS (SLAF Base Vavuniya)
83 Kg – Leading Aircraftman Wanigasekara DB (SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)
93Kg – Aircraftman Under Training Fernando GUT (SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa)
105 Kg – Mr. AM Pushpakumara (SLAF Base Hingurakgoda)
120Kg – Sergeant Lakmal UKLII (SLAF Record of 141Kg in Squats– SLAF Station Colombo)

Women’s Category Winners

47Kg – Leading Aircraftwoman Athukorala ASK (SLAF Record of 55Kg in Squat – SLAF Academy China Bay)
52Kg – Leading Aircraftwoman Saumya Kumari KDN (SLAF Station Colombo)
57Kg – Corporal Perera KCA (SLAF Record of 100 Kg in deadlift - SLAF Trade Training School Ekala)
63Kg – Corporal Sewwandika LAD SLAF (SLAF Station Colombo)
72Kg – Leading Aircraftwoman Perera TAN (SLAF Record of 81Kg in Squat and 113 Kg in deadlift - SLAF Station Colombo)
84Kg – Aircraftwoman Under Training Prabodani Kumari VRD (SLAF Combat Training School Diyatalawa)
+84Kg – Leading Aircraftwoman Alwis KLST SLAF (SLAF Station Bandaranayake International Air Port)



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