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Lifter Gurdeep creates three national records in IWF C'ships

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Gurdeep Singh created three new senior national records in +105kg weight category in the just-concluded IWF World Weightlifting Championships at Anaheim in

Singh finished 13th overall with a total lift of 388kg (172 + 216) but created national records in snatch, clean and jerk, and the total lift.

In snatch, he bettered his own earlier national record of 171kg by one kilogramme while in clean and jerk, he broke the earlier national record of 215kg which was in the name of by clearing 216kg.

In the total lift also, Gurdeep bettered the earlier national record of 384kg which was in the name of Sarabjit (2010 Commonwealth Games) with an effort of 388kg.

"12 new senior national records were created during the IWF World Weightlifting Championships -- a rare achievement never made before by Indian athletes," Indian Weightlifting Federation Secretary General Sahdev Yadav said in a release.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 18:45 IST