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CWG bronze-medallist lifter strikes gold at National Games

Updated: Feb 22, 2011, 15:41 PM IST

Jamshedpur: Commonwealth Games bronze medallist V Srinivasa Rao bettered his previous record to clinch the yellow metal in the men`s 56 kg category of the 34th National Games` Weightlifting event at the Tata Auditorium here on Tuesday.

Rao, who had set a National Games record by lifting 135 kg in Jerk in the last edition in Guwahati, improved his performance by a kilogram and lifted 136kg.

The SSCB lifter topped the rank in snatch with a 104kg lift in snatch and grabbed gold with a total lift of 226 points.

Mayur Sinhasane of Maharashtra lifted 103kg in snatch and 130kg in jerk to finish second with a total lift of 225 points.

Sinhasane was followed by M Tamil Selvan (Tamil Nadu), who managed a total lift of 205kg.

Around 100 weightlifters are taking part in different weight categories of the event that began here on Tuesday.