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KL Deemed to be University Student sets New Asian Record in Powerlifting Championship

Hyderabad: KL Deemed to be University, India’s leading University, is proud to announce that its student, Ms. Shaik Sadiya Almasa, has clinched the title of New Asian Record by bagging 3 gold and 1 bronze medal in the Asian Equipped Powerlifting Championship held in Alappuzha, Kerala recently. Sadiya achieved a stunning feat earning the gold medal in Squat with a record-breaking 190kg lift, Deadlift with an impressive 160kg, and an overall total of 427.5kg. Additionally, she secured the bronze medal in bench press with a remarkable 77.5kg lift. Her incredible performance not only earned her well-deserved recognition but also set a new standard in the sport. This achievement is a testament to her hard work, dedication, and perseverance, and we at KL University are proud of her outstanding performance.

Ms. Shaik Sadiya Almasa is presently pursuing a BA (IAS) from KL Deemed to be University. She is an International Powerlifting player, and her consistent performances have won her many laurels at the state and national levels. She is now one of the most successful women Powerlifters in India.

Dr. G. Pardha Saradhi Varma, Vice-Chancellor, KL Deemed to be University, said, “Sports is not just a performance, but a commitment where you work hard and evolve yourself over time. We give utmost priority to sports at our University. The sports culture at the campus inculcates a winning spree and a sportsman spirit among our students and leads them to become more focused on their careers and life.”

On this occasion, Ms. Shaik Sadiya Almasa said, “I dedicate these medals to my country, and my parents are my inspiration. My father is an International powerlifter, and he has trained me for the past four years. I thank my university for its moral and financial support. My special thanks to the sports department, faculty, and my coach for the encouragement.”

The Asian Equipped Powerlifting Championship held in Alappuzha, Kerala, is a prestigious competition that attracts the best powerlifters from all over Asia. The championship features various categories based on age, gender, and weight, and the competition is known for its high level of competition. The 2023 edition of the championship saw participants from different countries compete for the top honors.

She has already made India proud in the past, winning two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal for the country in the Asian Equipped Powerlifting Championships Open Sub-Junior, Junior, and master’s Women and Men 2022, held in Coimbatore, India. She also won One Gold, One Bronze and Overall Silver in the Junior World Powerlifting Championship in Turkey from 26th August to September 4th, 2022. Her recent achievement in the Commonwealth Junior Powerlifting Championship is worth mentioning. She secured 4 Gold Medals and created 3 New Records in Auckland, New Zealand, from 24th to 4th December 2022.

Ms. Almasa’s success in powerlifting is a significant milestone for women’s sports in India. With her exceptional performance, she has inspired many young women to take up powerlifting and other sports, challenging societal norms and stereotypes. Dr. Kakarla Hari Kishore, Associate Dean, Sports, Dr. Ch. Hanumanth Rao, Dean,  Student Affairs, University Senior Officials, faculty members and staff encouraged her and shared complimented for inspired.

Dr. Kakarla Hari Kishore, Associate Dean of Sports, Dr. Ch. Hanumanth Rao, Dean of Student Affairs, along with senior officials, faculty members, and staff, were thrilled to witness Sadiya’s remarkable achievement and encouraged her to aim for even greater heights in the future.