7 records broken in state powerlifting meet

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Kannur, Nov 23 (UNI) Seven state records were broken on the first day today in the '25th Kerala Powerlifting Championship' being held at the Police Club and the Sports Council Hall here.

In the junior men squat 60-kg category, Nikilesh of Thiruvananthapuram improved his record from 215 to 230. In the bench press category, Shyamlal of Thiruvananthapuram improved his record from 115 to 132.5 kg and in total category, Ajith L Dennison of Ernakulam improved his record from 552 kg to 572.5 kg.

E S Susanth of Thrissur created three new records and in masters overage 50 (category-56). Sebastian of Thiruvananthapuram created three new records in 60 kg category.

When three events concluded today, Thrissur came on top with one gold, one silver and one bronze while Alappuzha and Idukki on second and third with one gold each.

In the junior women, Kannur were on top with three golds, one silver, one bronze while Idukki bags one gold, one silver on second position and Kottayam on third position with six silvers.

Results-Men: 52 kg junior (press): Joji V J (Alappuzha), Rajemon R (Tvm), Bhagesh (Thrissur). 56 kg junior: Nikhil Suresh (Idukki), Sineesh L V (Thrissur), Vivekanandan K (Kasaragod). 60 kg junior: Susanth E S (Thrissur), Georgekutty Sebastian (Kottayam), Midhun P V (Kozhikode). 56 kg (inter-club): Nikhil (Newman-Idukki), Sineesh L V (Gympack-Thrissur), Rejemon (BMM Gym-Thiruvananthapuram). 60 kg (inter-club): Susanth E S (Gympack-Thrissur), Georgekutty Sebastian (International-Kottayam), Binu T Kalyan (IBC-Thrissur). Master (40 years): C Suresh Kumar (Kozhikode). Master 60 kg: Sukesh Babu (Kozhikode). Master (50 years): 56kg- Sebastian I (Tvm), 60 kg- C Premachandran (Kozhikode).

Result-Women: 44 kg junior: Josmi Jose (Idukki), Seena K (Kannur) Shinta Joseph (Kottayam). 48 kg junior: Nimmi K George (Kannur), Anjana V Rajan (Kottayam), Swetha Gokul (Kannur). 52 kg Junior: Preethi M (Kannur), Lithia Mol Sasi (Kottayam), Anju Arown Ross (Kozhikode). 56 kg Jnior: Thushara Philip (Kannur), Rashida M B (Idukki), Abhisha T P (Kozhikode).

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