Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 25:
Members of Odisha power-lifting teams – both men and women- were accorded a warm reception at the Utkal Karate School here today after their success at the National Federation Cup Powerlifting and Deadlift championship at Jamshedpur held from March 20 to 23.
While the state women’s team won the first runner-up title, the men’s team emerged as the second runner-up in the three-day event.
Pradip Patra and Devi Singh of Odisha were adjudged as the Strong Man of India and Strong Woman of India respectively.
Pradip Patra and Kartikeswar Jena were felicitated on behalf of the Utkal Karate School.
Secretary of Odisha State Powerlifting Association Er Chittaranjan Swain and president Kalikesh Narayan Singhdeo have congratulated the state teams for their stupendous success.