13th Nov 2017 09:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Nov 13:State's weightlifting pioneer Abraham K Techi would be leading a 15-member Indian team as manager to take part in World Weightlifting Championship-2017 slated at Los Angeles, USA fromNovember 26-December 5 next.           

State Information Commissioner, Techi, who was appointed as international referee in 2013, has been invited by the World Weightlifting Federation (WWF) to the event which will be conducted by the American Weightlifting Federation.           

Founder of Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) and also Arunachal Bodybuilding Association (ABBA) in 2013, Techi was elected as Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) vice president for second consecutive term by its general body meeting at New Delhi on October 30 last. He had served as IWF joint secretary.

 In fact, AWA with Daniel Teli as general secretary has been winning international and ABBA national laurels under his guidance.

  Meanwhile, the IWF has applauded the Arunachal Pradesh Govt for conferring state award (gold medal) on chief weightlifting coach Vijay Sharma.

Weightlifting power house Russia along with Belarus and Kazakhstan were banned by WWF and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) during Rio Olympics in August 2016 which has given greater hopes for Indian weightlifters to exhibit their talent to win laurels for the nation while flying Indian tri-colour high, Abraham told AWA media consultant Pradeep Kumar.


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