By Madhup. Chandigarh, 21st Sept: Air Force Weight Lifting Championship 2011-12 got off to a colourful start at 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force on 20 Sep. On the first day two competitions were held. In the first event, which was 56 Kg weight category, Deepak from EAC won the gold with a lift of 78 Kg in Snatch, 100 Kg in Clean & Jerk and a total of 178 Kg. Sajesh from SWAC won the silver with a lift of 76 kg in Snatch, 90 Kg in Clean & Jerk and a total of 166Kg. In the second event of the day, which was 62 Kg weight category AC G Swapnil from TC won the gold with a lift of 110 Kg in Snatch, 130 Kg in Clean & Jerk and a total 240 Kg. AC G Swapnil created a new Air Force Record in Snatch and broke the previous record of 105 Kg. SS Singh of WAC (Western Air Command) won the silver with a lift of 100 Kg in Snatch and 130 Kg in Clean & Jerk and a total of 230 Kg.
Air Commodore S Saxena, Principal Director, Directorate of Maintenance Inspection, Air HQs, New Delhi inaugurated the event in the presence of Air Commodore Suresh Singh AOC 3 BRD, Air Force.