Gurdeep Singh set three new senior national records in +105kg weight category in the recently concluded IWF World Weightlifting Championships at Anaheim in the USA. In addition, 12 new senior national records were also created during the Championship.
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 the snatch, he bettered his own earlier national record of 171kg by one kilogram while in clean and jerk, he broke the earlier national record of 215kg which was in the name of Sarabjit Singh by clearing 216kg.
In the total lift also, Gurdeep bettered the earlier national record of 384kg which was in the name of Sarabjit (2010 Delhi 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.
As the world gears up for the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships, which will be held in Anaheim in the United States from November 28 and will conclude on December 5, we bring you the names of the promising weightlifter of the nation who would be taking part in the tournament and would try to keep the Indian flags high.
The hopes are soaring from them after a great outing in the Jr and Sr Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast in September.
Silver medallists in Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast 2017 in +105kg, he has also won several other medals in international and national championships. He would be taking part in the same weight category.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist in 84kg, who recently won a bronze medal at Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast 2017 in 94 kg. He has also won several other medals and laurels in national and international tournaments.
Gold medallist in Jr and Sr Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast 2017 and Jr Commonwealth Championships in Pune in 2015, Rahul would be competing in the 85Kg category.
S Sathish Kumar
Gold medallist at Sr Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast in 2017 as well as in 2015 in Pune, he would be raising the Indian flags in 77Kg.
She would be competing in the 69kg, a category in which she won the silver medal in recently concluded Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast. She is a bronze medallist in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 63 kg, a category in which she also won the gold medal in Commonwealth Championships in Pune 2 years ago.
Kh Sanjita Chanu
A gold medallist in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the 48kg category, Sanjita would be competing in the 53 kg—an event in which she recently won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast.
S Mirabai Chanu
Silver medallist in Commonwealth Games in 2014, Mirabai has won several medals at the international level. She has been participating in the 48kg for some time and has won gold in the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati and in Commonwealth Championships in Gold Coast in 2017.