Trinity College’s weightlifting team once again demonstrated their unrivaled dominance at the All Island Inter School Weightlifting Championship, organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Weightlifting Federation. From July 1st to 3rd, 2023, the championship took place at Pilimathalawa Central College, where Trinity’s exceptional performance secured victories in multiple categories.
In the under-16 age group, Yasan Kavsidu emerged victorious in the 81kg weight category. Continuing their winning streak, the under-18 division witnessed S.W. Angammana clinching first place in the 102kg weight category.
Moving on to the under-20 category, Arya Solomons emerged triumphant in the 55kg weight category, while Abidh Jameel secured victory in the 73kg category. Senitha Karavita showcased remarkable strength in the 96kg category, claiming first place. Additionally, Sherwain Wavita and Hashendra Wijethilake dominated their respective weight categories of 102kg and 109kg. Yahadasun Ratnayake displayed outstanding prowess in the 109+kg category.
In the second place positions, under-18 lifters Thisal Rajapakshe and P.D. Dissanayaka showcased their talent in the 49kg and 96kg weight categories, respectively.
The under-18 division also witnessed F. Fazal securing third place in the 73kg weight category. J.L Peter rounded out the winning positions in the under-20 category, finishing in third place in the 81kg weight category.
Master Yasas Kavsindu received the distinguished title of “best lifter” in the under-16 age category, showcasing exceptional skill and talent.
With victories in both the under-18 and under-20 championships, Trinity College’s weightlifting team emerged as the overall champions of the competition.
The team would like to express their gratitude to Coach Mr. M. Wijerathne and MIC Mr. K. Galagoda for their tireless efforts in nurturing the weightlifting careers of the Trinity boys, resulting in a remarkable experience filled with accolades.
Review by Thimalsha Paranayapa