Sathish Clinches Gold Medal

Olympian Sivalingam Sathish Kumar of Railways won the gold for the sixth consecutive year in the men’s 77kg category at the 69th men and 32nd women senior National weightlifting championships at Nagercoil in Tamalinadu.

Sathish lifted 317kg — 141kg in snatch and 176kg in clean & jerk.

Ajay Singh of Services, who won the clean & jerk gold with a lift of 177kg, lifted 137kg in snatch to finish second.

Lalchhanhimi of Mizoram took the gold with a total lift of 241kg in the women’s 69kg category, pushing Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Punam Yadav of Railways to the second spot.

Kojum Taba from Services clinched the gold medal in the 85kg men’s category by lifting 328 kg.