‘Amche Chedu’ 17-year-old Venezeia Carlo is ‘Strong Woman of India’
‘Amche Chedu’ (Our Girl) 17-year-old Venezeia Annie Carlo, an II PUC at St Agnes College-Mangaluru has the distinction of winning the Second Runners-Up trophy and clinched the award ‘Strong Woman of India’, at the National-Level Sub-Junior Power-lifting Championship held at Chandrapur, Maharashtra recently- apart from this, she also secured a gold medal in the Power-lifting (unequipped Category); and also bronze medal in Power-lifting (Equipped category)
Mangaluru: Like every child wants to follow in the footsteps of their parents, here we have a daughter who has followed in the footsteps of her father by being a Power-lifting Champion, just like her dad. Meet 17-year-old Venezeia Carlo of Mangaluru, a II year PUC student at St Agnes College-Mangaluru, who has recently secured a gold medal in the Power-lifting (unequipped Category); and also bronze medal in Power-lifting (Equipped category) in the National-Level Sub-Junior Power-Lifting Championship held at Chandrapur, Maharashtra State. In the same competition, she also has the distinction of winning the second Runners-Up trophy and clinched the award ‘Strong woman of India”.
Venezeia is the daughter of Vincent Prakash Carlo, employed with State Excise Department-DK is also a International Power-lifting Champion who has won quite a few laurels, like winning the Gold medal at the Commonwealth 2011 games held in London; Bronze medal in 2015 Asian Bench Press Championships held at Muscat; Gold medal in International Bench Press Championships held at Jamshedpur, India; and in October 2016, he got the 7th place in the Asian Bench Press Championships held at Tashkent-Uzbekistan, thereby bringing name and fame to Mangaluru.
Daughter of Vincent Carlo and Flavia- a home-maker, Venezeia has a younger brother Vance (15 years) who is in 9th Std at Padua School-Mangaluru; and has a younger sister, Vanya (4 years) who is in LKG at St Agnes School, Mangaluru. According to Venezeia, both her brother and sister, have also keen interest in taking up power-lifting just like their dad and elder sister. Venezeia has been getting training in power-lifting from her dad,and power-lifting champion Satish Kudroli at Carlo’s Gym-Maroli, Mangaluru which is managed by Vincent Carlo.
Other achievements of Venezeia are- she won bronze in the Power-lifting competition held in Hong Kong in 2016; in December 2016 in Jamshedpur, in 57 kg category, she won Silver in Power-Lifting, Gold in Bench Press, and Gold in Dead-Lift. She will be taking part in the selection at Jamshedpur on 17-18 June 2017 for the Commonwealth Power-Lifting Competition to be held in South Africa from 10-17 September 2017. If she bags a gold and silver in the selection process in Jamshedpur, she will qualify to take part in the South Africa competition.
Venezeia seen with her parents and little sister
Speaking to Team Mangalorean Venezeia said,” My main aim is to be like my dad by achieving big in power-lifting. He has trained me a lot in this sport, and due to his training I have won quite a few medals in the past in power-lifting championships, one among them is winning the bronze at International Power-lifting Championships held in Hong Kong. I owe my success in this sport to my dad who has been my role model, and also to my mother who is always caring and very supportive – and also to the Apostolic Carmel Sisters and Physical Director at St Agnes College who have also encouraged me to reach greater heights in this sport. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the media, especially Mangalorean.com who have supported in the past and also for giving me an opportunity to share my thoughts. With immense support and encouragement that I get from all these people, I have confidence that if I get selected to go for the Power-lifting competition in South Africa, I will bag couple of medals to make my hometown and my supporters proud”
When asked if she has any intention of beating her dad in medal totals, she blushed saying, “I am anxiously looking forward to winning big in the future championships and beat my dad in the medals” (smiling?). Team Mangalorean wishes Venezeia all success in her future competitions, and we are all looking forward to her big win in South Africa if gets a chance to participate. You Go Girl!
About Bench Press:
The bench press is an upper body strength training exercise that consists of pressing a weight upwards from a supine position. The exercise works the pectoralis major as well as supporting chest, arm, and shoulder muscles such as the anterior deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, scapulae fixers, trapezii, and the triceps. A barbell is generally used to hold the weight, but a pair of dumbbells can also be used. The barbell bench press is one of three lifts in the sport of powerlifting and is used extensively in weight training, bodybuilding, and other types of training to develop the chest muscles.
The person performing the exercise lies on their back with a weight grasped in both hands. They push the weight upwards until their arms are extended, not allowing the elbows to lock. They then lower the weight to chest level.
Power-lifting takes posture with body weight resting on buttocks and upper traps whilst driving feet into the floor. Movement requires the weight to be taken at full arms’ length, lowered to the upper torso, paused, and then lifted to starting position.
Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves the athlete attempting a maximal weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. [better source needed] Powe-rlifting evolved from a sport known as “odd lifts”, which followed the same three-attempt format but used a wider variety of events, akin to strongman competition. Eventually, odd lifts became standardized to the current three.
In competition, lifts may be performed equipped or un-equipped (typically referred to as ‘raw’ lifting or ‘classic’ in the IPF specifically). Equipment in this context refers to a supportive bench shirt or squat/dead-lift suit or briefs. In some federations, knee wraps are permitted in the equipped but not un-equipped division; in others, they may be used in both equipped and un-equipped lifting. Weight belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps and special footwear may also be used, but are not considered when distinguishing equipped from un-equipped lifting.