Kamal Wattasse of Sri Lanka lift weightlifting Gold
Kamal Wattasse of Sri Lanka won the first gold medal in 11th SA Games Weightlifting with a total lift of 230 kilograms in the 56 kg category at the National Sports Council Gymnasium on Sunday 31 January 2010.
Kamal lifted 95 kg in the snatch and cleared 135 kg in the clean and jerk to accumulating the best weight of the event. However it was a disappointment for the host lifter Akramul Huq who totaled 228 kg to bag the silver. Akramul raised the hope of winning the first gold medal for the host country with a lift of 102 kg in the snatch but failed to go past 126 kg in the clean and jerk to finish second.