Strongman Ransilu on his Powerlifting journey

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Ransilu Jayathilake is Sri Lanka’s leading power lifter who has won gold in Common wealth and Asian competitions.

Most recently Jayathilake laid claim to the Asian record for the deadlift in the 120kg at the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championship currently in Belarus.

Jayathilake spoke to ThePapare.com on the challenges he face as a Sri Lanka power lifter and his delight at having won the Asian competition that his father had once participated over two decades ago.

Footage courtesy – Strong.lk ,IPF media