12th VTU weightlifting tourney begins in Mysore

Participants at the body building competition in Mysore on Friday. DH PHOTO

While the weightlifting event witnessed 87 participants, powerlifting and body building had 123 and 117 taking part in the competitions.

International body builder and Ekalavya awardee Anthony Moses said that earlier, despite not having any facilities, we shone in international events.

But, nowadays colleges are providing all facilities, but not many are making use of it, he added.

International weightlifter K V Shridhara Gowda, NIE managing committee secretary S L Ramachandra, principal G L Shekar, physical education director H N Shankaranarayana and others were present.

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