M Ibomcha wins benchpress gold for India


By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 8 : Manipur's Maibam Ibomcha has won India a gold medal in the Asian Equipped and Unequipped Benchpress Championship which is underway at Ullanbataar, Mongolia since September 6.
Ibomcha who participated in the 53 kg sub-junior equipped event recorded a total of 117.5 kg lift to beat Kazakhstan's Shakerkhan who lifted 112.5 kg and Mongolia's Batbold Sukhbold who managed 110 kg and claim the gold medal today. Ibomcha, a member of Kanglei Economic Development Organisation (KEDO) is the son of Maibam Chaoba Singh and Maibam Rani Leima of Nongpok Heirok. KEDO also extended heartiest congratulation to Ibomcha for his achievement at the Asian Championship.