Six from Sikkim shortlisted for national competitions

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Six from Sikkim shortlisted for national competitions

DICHEN ONGMU

GANGTOK,: Six athletes have been shortlisted to represent Sikkim in the upcoming National Bodybuilding & Men’s and Women’s Physique Competition to be held in Goa during December 14-15.
The selected athletes are Tula Ram Biswakarma and Wilson Abraham from Rangpo, and Mendy Roy, Chandra Rai, Neelam Rai and Sachin Gurung from Namchi.
Chandra Rai had won a gold medal in the last edition of the championship, while rest are participating in national competition for the first time.   
They were selected after a selection trial conducted on October 2 at Rangpo under the supervision of World Fitness Federation (WFF) Sikkim president Sanjay Budhathoki.
Addressing a press conference here, Budhathoki informed that all six athletes have potentials to win medals for the State. He informed that the athletes will train for the competition in their respective gyms and a special camp will be organised at Rangpo before the championship.
Miss Ultimate Sikkim 2019 Mendy Roy expressed her happiness and excitement on getting an opportunity to represent the State in national competition and assured to bring a medal home.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi