Review by Muhammed Jameel
The Trinity Weightlifting team has ushered in a new era of unparalleled dominance, establishing themselves as one of the best teams in college sports. Not only have they clinched numerous victories in various meets, but they have also nurtured a formidable group of top-class weightlifters. Standing out among these exceptional talents is the remarkable grade 10 student, Master Yasan Kavsidu, who has soared to extraordinary heights, securing a collection of gold medals in his budding weightlifting career.
Master Kavsidu’s journey began in his youth when he diligently honed his skills, and the fruits of his labour were nothing short of miraculous. His exceptional talent earned him the honour of representing our country at the prestigious ‘2023 Commonwealth Youth – Weightlifting Championship’ held in the city of New Delhi, India.
The championship, which took place from the 12th to the 16th of July 2023, was hosted at the Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida. Master Kavsidu’s participation in this event was made possible by his awe-inspiring performance at the coveted ‘Junior Nationals’ meet in 2022, where he secured a coveted gold medal, solidifying his spot in the national team for the Commonwealth Championship.
Under the spotlight of the Commonwealth stage, Master Kavsidu showcased his remarkable prowess, competing in the highly competitive ’89 Kg weight class.’ Demonstrating incredible strength and technique, he achieved a Snatch lift of 78 Kg and a Clean and Jerk of an impressive 100 Kg. With a combined total of 178 Kg, he secured a well-deserved silver medal, leaving no doubt about his potential for future glory.
As Yasan Kavsidu’s exceptional journey continues to unfold, his humbleness remains a testament to his character. Representing Trinity College with pride and determination, he has shown that hard work and dedication can lead to remarkable achievements. With his silver medal at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championship, Yasan has set an inspiring example for his fellow sportsmen at Trinity College. Trinity’s weightlifting powerhouse has indeed produced a gem in Yasan Kavsidu, and his journey stands as a beacon of hope for others to reach marvelous heights in their sporting endeavors.