SSCB wins gold, Manipuri girls dominate day 1 in Weightlifting

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Jamshedpur, Feb 22 (PTI) Services Sports Control Board(SSCB) grabbed the first gold in the men''s section whileManipur girls dominated the inaugural day of the weightliftingevent of the 34th National Games here today.

Delhi CWG games bronze medalist V Srinivasa Rao lifted100 kgs in snatch and 126 kgs in clean and jerk to grab theyellow metal with a total lift of 226.

Rao, who had set up a national games record in jerk bylifting 135 kgs, failed to touch the mark as he lifted 126 inclean and jerk in the current edition.

SSCB lifter was closely followed by Myur Sinhasane ofMaharashtra, who lifted total 225 kgs (snatch-103 kgs andclean and jerk-122 kgs.) Sinhasane has to content with asilver.

M Tamil Selvan of Tamil Nadu lifted total 205 kgs tostand third and won the bronze. He lifted 95 kgs in snatch and110 kgs in clean and jerk.

Shaya Devi got the better of her opponents when shelifted 75 kgs in snatch and 95 kgs in clean and jerk to topthe chart with a total of 170 kgs to bag the gold in thewomen''s 53 kgs weight category.

She was followed by PLiainu Chanu (Assam), who liftedtotal 168 kgs (snatch 73 kgs and clean and jerk 95 kgs) andhad to satisfied with a silver medal.

Orissa lifter Minati Sethi finished third in the sameweight category with a total lift of 161kgs. Sethi lifted 71kgs in snatch and 90 kgs in clean and jerk 90 kgs to earnbronze.

In the 48kgs weight category, Soniya Chanu of UttarPradesh emerged victorious with a total lift of 157kgs whichincluding 68kgs in snatch and 89 kgs in clean and jerk.

Kh. Sanjita Chanu of Manipur finished closed to Chanu asshe lifted total 154 kgs. Chanu lifted 67 kgs in snatch and 87kgs in clean and jerk to win the silver.

She was followed by Sandhya Rani of Jharkhand. Rani''stotal 151 kgs lift was contributed with snatch 65 kgs andclean and jerk 86 kgs.

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