The girls who participated in the women’s powerlifting competitions organized by a private club in Lahore proved their mettle by lifting heavyweights. When the powerlifting festival was organized in Lahore, the girls along with the men also tried hard. Talking to the media, the girls said that in the powerlifting championship, the gender-sensitive proved that women are not behind men in any field by lifting heavyweights. Sara Ali proved her mettle in women’s powerlifting competitions organized by a private club in Lahore.
Sara Ali proved her mettle in women’s powerlifting competitions
Girls from different cities showed off their talents by lifting weights. In the event, young and talented girl Sara Ali left everyone behind in weightlifting. Medals and shields were distributed among the winners at the end of the ceremony. When asked about the reaction of his village folks, Raisat came out with a very interesting answer in chaste Punjabi.
“Yes, they termed it a very queer activity for the girls. I told them, ‘You have no objection when these girls do all kinds of chores including carrying fodder for the cattle on their shoulders in the fields. It is you people who are reluctant to accept a girl as your daughter in law if she appears a little fat.’” One could not have a more convincing argument.
In Pakistan also, the fitness craze is increasing. The opening lyrics of a popular Punjabi song of today’s Lak 28, Kuri da 47 weight Kuri da also suggest this. More and more women are joining gyms. First, it was aerobics only but lately, our ladies have also turned to weight training which includes routines like bench press and squat. In February 2013, a major breakthrough was made when the first-ever women’s power-lifting competition was held in this country.
The Lahore event was a success as around 35 women of different age groups competed. It must be mentioned here that power-lifting comprises three types of lift: bench press, squat, and deadlift. It was the brainchild of Aqeel Javed Butt, a former international at both power-lifting and weight-lifting.