Shyamlal sets record in national weightlifting meet

Berhampur(Orissa): Shyamlal M of SSCB has set a record by lifting 188 kg in clean and jerk in men`s 94 kg category in the National Weightlifting Championship on his way to winning the title and three gold medals.

Shyamlal yesterday broke the earlier record set by Sukhwinder Singh of Punjab in the same category in 2009.

He also stood first in snatch by lifting 158 kg and 338 kg overall.

In the 69 kg women category, Monika Devi of Jharkhand stood first in snatch (99 kg), clean and jerk (116 kg) and total (215 kg) and bagged three gold medals.


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