Kozhikode: International P Suresh of Railways and Vandana Dubey of Uttar Pradesh emerged as 'strongman' and 'strongwoman' of India 2012 at the conclusion of the Senior National Powerlifting Championship here today.
Suresh won the 59 kg class gold with three national records and Dubey the 63 kg women's class with three records.
Formidable Railways retained the Overall Championship (Men) with 93 points followed by Maharashtra on 79 and Kerala (72).
Railways had also won the team championship in the open category (men) with 60 points, followed by Maharashtra 44 and Kerala on 38 points.
In women's section, Chhattisgarh bagged the team championship with 51 points, followed by Maharashtra (35) and Kerala (34 points).
In the 120 kg category, Vikas Maan of Delhi took the top honours with 310 kg in squat, 220 in bench press, 300 in deadlift to total 830 kg. Rinku Dabas (Del) 330, 217.50, 280, (Total 827.50 kg) and Parminder Singh of Punjab 340, 190, 260, (Total 790 kg) settled for second and third places.
In the plus 120 kg category, A Abdul Munaf of Railways grabbed gold with 365, 200, 275, (Total 840 kg) while Neeraj (IPF) with 302.50, 215, 305, (Total 822.50 kg) and Junaid of Kerala 322.50, 162.50, 295 and (Total 780 kg) settled for the second and third places respectively.