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12:01 AM, December 09, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

Bidyut to call time

Bidyut to call time

Veteran weightlifter Bidyut Kumar Roy is set to call time on his illustrious career by taking part in the 34th National Weightlifting Championship, which gets underway at the National Sports Council gymnasium tomorrow.
Bidyut has won 26 consecutive gold medals in different categories since his maiden appearance in the 1988 national meet. The 43-year-old weightlifter wants to grab his last gold medal in the -105 weight category, which will be held on Wednesday.
“I have spent more than half of my life in weightlifting and I am too aged now to continue. I think it is the right time to retire,” said Bidyut adding that he intends to be involved with weightlifting as a coach in future.  
During his 27-year playing career, Bidyut won bronze medals in the 7th, 8th, 9th SA Games and won silver medals in the 2012 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship and the 2012 South Asian Weightlifting Championship.
“I am satisfied with my career. However, there is a dissatisfaction which is not being able to take part in the Olympic Games. I am now trying to write my name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the winner of 26 consecutive gold medals,” said Bidyut, who received national sports award in 2005.  

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