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Pradeep books CWG berth, Indians create 34 new records

New Delhi : Pardeep Singh today qualified for next year's Commonwealth Games with a gold medal finish, even as 34 Indians created new records in the last five days of the Commonwealth Youth, Junior & Senior Weightlifting Championships at Gold Coast, Australia.

On the final day of the competition, India bagged two yellow metals, one silver and two bronze to wrap up their successful campaign in style. Pardeep finished on the top of the podium after lifting 147kg in snatch and 195kg in clean & jerk for a total of 342kg in 105kg category.

In the process, he also overhauled the national senior record in the snatch event. Gurdeep Singh (+105 kg) lifted an overall total of 371kg (171kg + 200kg) to settle for the bronze medal. He also created a new record in the snatch section. In the men's junior division 105kg category, Lovepreet Singh finished with a gold medal with a total effort of 325kg (150kg + 175kg), while Tejpal Singh Sandhu (+105 kg) claimed a bronze with a lift of 313kg (135kg + 178kg).

Purnima Pandey clinched a silver in junior women +90kg with a lift of 94kg in snatch and 121kg in clean & jerk for a total of 215kg.

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