The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has secured 2nd position in the Inter-Departmental Weightlifting Championship (Junior Category) in addition to grabbing 15 medals, including four gold, six silver, and five bronze medals.
The national senior and junior Inter-Departmental Weightlifting Championship was held at Railway Stadium, Garhi Shahu, Lahore under the auspices of Pakistan Weightlifting Federation. The Championship 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 senior category while nine medals in junior category. For this national competition, HEC had conducted open selection trials for all the Pakistani higher education institutions at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
Among other national institutions, teams of Pakistan Army, Pakistan Railways, Water and Power Development Authority, and police also took part in the Championship.
It is pertinent to mention here that HEC will also award prize money and one year scholarship to all of its medalist players.