South Asian Games: India wins two more gold medal in weightlifting, taking total to 5 in the category

India continued their strong show in the weightlifting event of the 12th South Asian Games by bagging two more gold medals on the second day of competitions in Guwahati on Sunday.

Saraswati Rout (women’s 58 kg) and Sambo Lapung (men’s 69 kg) won a gold each today to take India’s medal tally from weightlifting to five gold so far. Rout brought the first gold of the day in women’s 58kg with a total lift of 187 kg (80 kg in snatch + 107 kg clean and jerk). Fullapati Chakma of Bangladesh won the silver by lifting a total of 144 kg (63 kg + 81 kg) while Mohideen Umeria of Sri Lanka got the bronze with 142 kg (61 kg + 81 kg).

Lapung then gave India another gold in men’s 69 kg event in a close contest. After trailing by 5kg in snatch, the Indian lifted five more kilograms than his Sri Lanka rival M Disanayake in clean and jerk, leaving the two lifters tied on a total lift of 281kg.

Lapung was adjudged the gold winner as his bodyweight (68.8 kg) was lesser than Disanayake (69.00 kg) who won the silver. Sufiyan Abu of Pakistan won the bronze with a total lift of 275 kg (124kg + 151kg).

India had on Saturday won three gold medals on the first day of competitions.