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Mirabai Chanu named best women’s lifter at weightlifting nationals

By IANS Updated: Feb 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Jeremy Lalrinnunga (R) of Mizoram and Mirabai Chanu of RSPB, pose with their trophies after they were adjudged the ‘Best Lifters’ among men and women respectively, in Kolkata on Friday. (PTI)

Kolkata, Feb. 7 (IANS): Railways dominated the final day of the Senior National Weightlifting Championships even as Chandrakant Mali of Services registered three records here on Friday.

Former world champion Mirabai Chanu was named the Best Senior Women’s Lifter. She had shattered three records to win the women’s 49 kg crown.

Youth Olympic champion Jeremy Lalrinnunga became the Best Senior Men’s weightlifter. He had made a record in clean and jerk on the way to winning the men’s 67 kg for Services.

But it was 32-year-old Mali’s day as he lifted a total of 330 kg.

Indian Railways won both the men’s and women’s titles.

Services finished the men’s as runners-up as Maharashtra took the second place in women’s category.

By IANS Updated: Feb 07, 2020 9:23:23 pm