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Khelo: Hosts, Manipur share lifting honours on day 3

Manipur maintained their reputation in weightlifting picking two gold, but hosts Maharashtra picked as many to give them a strong competition at the Khelo India Youth Games here Friday. Between the two states, they accounted for four of the six golds on offer during the day, while Uttar Pradesh and Assam grabbed one each, a media release said. Ranjit Chavan and Rupa Mahadev Hangandi brought glory for Maharashtra in the men s 73 kg junior category and the women s 59kg junior category, respectively, while L Sadanand Singh in the men s 73kg youth and S Bindyarani Devi from womens 55kg juniors did it for Manipur. In the women s 55kg youth category, Shristhi from Uttar Pradesh won quite comfortably with a total lift of 157 kg -- 70 kg in snatch and 87 kg in clean jerk. Manipur s S. Bindyarani Devi won the women s 55 kg Juniors gold with a total lift of 179 kg. In the men s 73kg youth category, Manipur s L. Sadanand Singh claimed gold by lifting a total of 249 kg, 109 ..

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