Sita Jena bags two golds

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 15:27

Berhampur (Odisha): Sita Jena of Odisha bagged two gold medals in the senior National Weightlifting Championship.

Jena narrowly defeated Rajwant Kaur of Punjab to win the golds in clean and jerk and total in 63 kg women’s category yesterday.

Jena lifted 76 kg snatch to come second after Kaur who lifted 79 kg snatch.

Jena, however, emerged winner in clean and jerk and in total lifting 105 kg and 181 kg respectively.

Earlier, two Odiya girls Tikina Gopal and Minati Sethi bagged three gold medals in women?s 53 kg and 58 kg categories respectively.

While Gopal represented Odisha, Sethi represented Railways.

The Punjab girl bagged silver medal finishing second in the women’s 63 kg category, Food Corporation of India (FCI)’s Gara Aruna Rani stood third.

Kaur, however, stood first in snatch in this category and won gold medal.

Though Odia women performed well, men from the state were yet to get any medal.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 15:27

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