The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has secured 2nd position in the junior category of inter-departmental weightlifting championship in addition to grabbing 15 medals, including four gold, six silver, and five bronze medals.
According to details, the national senior and junior inter-departmental weightlifting championship was held at Railway Stadium, Garhi Shahu, Lahore with the support of the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation.
The competition was held under different senior and junior categories, 55-kg, 61-kg, 67-kg, 73-kg, 81-kg, 89-kg, 96-kg, 102-kg, 109-kg and over 109-kg.
HEC team won six medals in the senior category while nine medals in the junior category which includes securing 2nd position.
For this national competition, HEC had conducted open selection trials for all the Pakistani higher education institutions at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
Among other national institutions, teams of Pakistan Army, Pakistan Railways, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), and Police also took part in the Championship.
It is pertinent to mention here that HEC will also award prize money and 1 year scholarship to all of its medalist players.