Geeta Rani lifts gold as CRPF dominate in w'lifting

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Chandigarh, Oct 24 (UNI) Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Arjuna awardee Geeta Rani of Central Reserve Police Force lived up to her reputation by winning gold in +75 kg class with a total lift of 237 kg in the 57th All India Police Games (Wrestling Cluster) being organised by Haryana Police at Madhuban (Karnal) today.

In snatch she lifted 102 kg and recorded 135 kg in clean and jerk. Another CRPF woman weightlifter A Vijay of Delhi captured gold in 75 kg class with a total lift of 194 kg (snatch 112 kg and 112 kg in clearn and jerk). Yesterday, CRPF had lifted four gold medals brining their tally of gold medal to six.

Harpreet Singh and Surjit Singh, both of Punjab, finished one and two in the 85 kg category. Harpreet lifted 287 (snatch 132 kg, clean and jerk 165 kg) for gold medal. Surjit also had an identical total lift of 287 kg (S 138 kg, C &J 159 kg). Harpreet got gold on the basis of light body weight.

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