In Weightlifting, Chandrakant Mali created three records in his men’s 109kg title victory on the concluding day of the National Championships at Kolkata today.
Services lifter Mali, who ed new snatch (149kg), clean and jerk (181kg) and total (330kg) records, posted a convincing win. Railways’ Anikit Chhoker and V.A. Christopher bagged silver and bronze after registering an identical aggregate of 316kg.
Gurdeep Singh of Railways lifted a total of 367kg to claim the men’s 109kg gold medal. S. Mirabai Chanu (women’s 49kg) and Jeremy Lalrinnunga (men’s 67kg) emerged as ‘Best Lifters’. Railways retained team championships in men and women sections.