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Two national records in Junior National Weightlifting

December 26, 2013 20:18 IST

Two new junior national records were created on the opening day of the 50th Men and 26th Women Junior National Weightlifting Championships Guwahati.

S Mirabai Chanu of Manipur lifted 75kg in women's 48kg category snatch event, bettering her own record by one kg.

Chanu swept the gold by winning a yellow metal each in clean and jerk (95kg) and total lift (170kg).

Harshdeep Kaur of Punjab created the second record of the day by lifting 79 kg in snatch in women's 53kg category contest, erasing the earlier record of 78kg held by M Santoshi of Andhra Pradesh.

Harshdeep also swept the gold by winning a yellow metal each in clean and jerk (95kg) and total lift (174kg).

More than 255 weightlifters, including international medallists, from across the country are participating in the Championships in 15 bodyweight categories -- eight men and seven women.

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