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National Games 2023: New national records created in weightlifting

Dipali Gursale and Prashant Koli broke two national records in weightlifting while Haryana won two gold medals in Netball.

National Games 2023: New national records created in weightlifting

Prashant Koli (Left) and Dipali Gursale (Right) broke the national records in weightlifting at the 37th National Games 2023 in Goa.


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 25 Oct 2023 3:38 PM GMT

National records tumbled in weightlifting at the 37th National Games on Wednesday as Dipali Gursale (Maharashtra) and Prashant Koli (Services Sports Control Board) created new national records.

In the women’s 45 kg category, Gursale improved the national snatch mark with her third lift of 75 kg and went on to lift a total of 165 kg to clinch Maharashtra’s first gold in this edition of the National Games.

West Bengal’s Chandrika Tarafdar broke the clean-and-jerk national record to secure the silver, while T. Priya Darshini of Telangana bagged the bronze medal.

Gursale, who hails from Sangli district, broke Komal Kohar’s snatch record of 74 Kg and Jhilli Dalabehera’s total lift of 164 kg. Chandrika Tarafdar also broke Jhilli’s clean-and-jerk record of 94 Kg.

Later, Koli managed to pip Maharashtra’s Mukund Aher for the men’s 55 kg gold medal by surpassing the latter’s national mark in snatch by one kilogram. He lifted an aggregate of 253 kg (115 in snatch and 138 in Clean and Jerk) to add a second gold medal to the Services' tally. S. Guru Naidu of Andhra Pradesh won the bronze.

In the women’s 49 Kg category, Gyaneshwari Yadav clinched the gold, lifting a total of 177 Kg. Preeti of Haryana secured silver with a total lift of 174 kg while former Asian champion in the 45 Kg, Jhilli Dalbehera finished with a bronze medal, lifting 167 Kg.

In netball, Haryana bagged both the gold medals at the Campal Multipurpose Indoor stadium to move into second position in the medal standings.

Haryana men beat Kerala 45-42 in a tightly fought final to secure the gold medal while the women beat Karnataka 58-52 to be on top of the podium.

In the men’s bronze medal match, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi played out an exciting 73-73 draw to be declared joint winners.

In the women’s bronze medal match, Delhi and Telangana were also declared joint winners after the match ended in a 64-64 tie.

At the Athletics Stadium in Bambolim, Women’s Rugby 7s got underway with top seeds Odisha women dominating Goa with a 52-0 win in the first match of Pool A. Fourth seed Kerala beat Bihar 40-5 in Pool A.

In Pool B, second-seeded Maharashtra beat Karnataka 48-0 while West Bengal got the better of Delhi 38-10.

In the men’s matches, Haryana beat Goa 31-0 in Pool A. In the other match of the group, Odisha edged past Kerala 15-12 to start with a win. In Pool B, West Bengal beat Punjab 19-7 while Maharashtra beat Bihar 19-12.

In Basketball, being played at the Manohar Parrikar Indoor Stadium, Navelim Punjab will face SSCB and Tamil Nadu will meet Delhi in the men’s semi-finals on Thursday. In the women’s category, Kerala will face Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh will meet Karnataka for a place in the final.

Important Results:


Men’s Finals: Haryana beat Kerala – 45-42

Men’s Bronze Medal: Jammu & Kashmir tied Delhi – 73-73

Women’s Finals: Haryana beat Karnatak – 58-52

Women’s Bronze Medal: Delhi tied Telangana – 64-64


Women’s 45 Kg

Gold – Dipali Gursale (Maharashtra) – Snatch – 75 Kg, Clean & Jerk – 90 Kg, Total – 165 Kg

Silver – Chandrika Tarafdar (West Bengal) – Snatch – 67 Kg, Clean & Jerk – 95 Kg, Total – 162 Kg

Bronze – T. Priya Darshini (Telengana) – Snatch – 69 Kg, Clean & Jerk – 92 Kg, Total – 161 Kg

Men’s 55 Kg

Gold – Prashant Koli (SSCB) – Snatch-115 Kg, Clean & Jerk-138 Kg, Total-253 Kg

Silver – Mukund Aher (Maharashtra) – Snatch-12 Kg, Clean & Jerk-137 Kg, Total – 249 Kg

Bronze – S. Guru Naidu (Andhra Pradesh) – Snatch-104 Kg, Clean & Jerk-126 Kg, Total- 230 Kg

Women’s 49 Kg

Gold – Gyaneshwari Yadav (Chattisgarh) – Snatch-80 Kg, Clean & Jerk-101 Kg, Total – 177 Kg

Silver – Preeti (Haryana) – Snatch-81 Kg, Clean & Jerk-100 Kg, Total – 174 Kg

Bronze – Jhilli Dalabehera (Odisha) – Snatch-76 Kg, Clean & Jerk-96 Kg, Total-167 Kg

Women’s 55 Kg

Gold – Phamdom Ranibala Devi (Manipur) – Snatch-90 Kg, Clean & Jerk- 106 Kg, Total- 196 Kg

Silver – Shrabani Das (West Bengal) – Snatch-81 Kg, Clean & Jerk- 106 Kg, Total – 187 Kg

Bronze – Sneha Soren (Odisha) – Snatch-80 Kg, Clean & Jerk – 106 Kg, Total – 186 Kg

Men’s 61 Kg

Gold – Charu Pesi (SSCB) – Snatch- 116 Kg, Clean & Jerk-151 Kg, Total – 267 Kg

Silver – Sidhanta Gogoi (Assam) – Snatch- 116, Clean & Jerk – 150 Kg, Total – 266 Kg

Bronze – Subham Todkar (Maharashtra) – Snatch- 115, Clean & Jerk-148 Kg, Total- 263 Kg


Men’s Trampoline

Gold – Adarsh Anil Bhoir (Maharashtra) – 48.37

Silver – Manu Murali (SSCB) – 46.70

Bronze – Ayush Sanjay Muley (Maharashtra) – 46.12

Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team

Gold – Maharashtra – 242.00

Silver – Jammu & Kashmir – 189.60

Bronze – Haryana – 188.65

Rugby 7s


Pool A: Odisha bt Goa – 52-0, Kerala bt Bihar – 40-5, Kerala tied Goa 10-10, Odisha bt Bihar 27-5

Pool B: Maharashtra bt Karnataka – 48-0, West Bengal bt Delhi – 38-10, Maharashtra bt Delhi – 29-5, West Bengal bt Karnataka 37-0


Pool A: Haryana bt Goa – 31-0, Odisha bt Kerala – 15-12, Haryana bt Kerala – 36-0, Odisha bt Goa – 14-5

Pool B: West Bengal bt Punjab – 19-7, Maharashtra bt Bihar – 19-12, West Bengal bt Bihar – 24-12, Maharashtra bt Punjab – 29-5



Pool A: Kerala bt Goa – 89 – 19, Uttar Pradesh bt West Bengal – 69-67

Pool B: Karnataka bt Maharashtra – 62-51, Tamil Nadu beat Delhi – 101-68


Pool A: Punjab bt Goa – 99-71, Delhi bt Telangana – 115-60

Pool B: Tamil Nadu bt SSCB – 90-61, Kerala bt Rajasthan – 95 -60

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