Pakistani flag flies high as female power lifter wins four gold medals in Singapore

ISLAMABAD: Saniha Ghafoor, a Pakistani female powerlifter, secured four gold medals in the 57kg category at the Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship on Saturday.

Saniha won four gold medals in the 57kg category for squats, bench press, deadlift and total weight, a private news channel reported.

The powerlifter lifted an aggregate weight of 280kg, 115kg during squats, 55kg during bench press and 110kg during the deadlift.

The championship is being held at Park Avenue Convention Centre in Singapore. The event kicked off on December 7 and will run until December 10.

Other Pakistani powerlifters competing in the event include Sybil Sohail (47kg), Twinkle Sohail (72kg), Rabbia Razzaq (84kg), Muhammad Ahmad Khan (105kg), Syed Nadeem Hashmi (105kg) and Mahmood Heera (120kg).

In 2015, Pakistan’s Twinkle Sohail also won a gold medal in the Asian Bench-Press Powerlifting Championship which was held in Muscat.

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