Manpreet Kaur, 23, of All India Police claimed the women’s +75kg gold medal in the final day of the National weightlifting championship at SRM University campus, Uttar Pradesh on 10 January 2013. Manpreet Kaur lifted 189 kg to secure maiden National title.
At the second position stood Binitha Devi by lifting 187 kg and Amanpreet Kaur finished at 3rd position with 185 kg.
In the men’s +105kg category, Himanshu Kumar Chang of Railways bagged the top most honour by lifting 346 kg in all. Former champion, Sandeep Kumar of Services on the other hand lifted 328 kg and grabbed the Silver. At the third position was Pardeep Kumar with 327 kg.
Manpreet who was also the champion at AIP meet in December 2012 lost to Binitha in snatch by just 1 kg when she lifted 85 kg in the previous attempt. But in her final approach, she winched 104 kg in the last attempt and won the gold.
Final results were as follows:
1.Himanshu Kumar Chang (RSPB) snatch 154kg, clean and jerk 192kg, total 346kg
2.Sandeep Kumar (SSCB) snatch 135kg, clean and jerk 193kg, total 328kg
3.Pardeep Kumar (MP) snatch 139kg, clean and jerk 188kg, total 327kg
1.Manpreet Kaur (AIP) snatch 85kg, clean and jerk 104kg, total 189kg
2.Binitha Devi (Kar) snatch 86kg, clean and jerk 101kg, total 187kg
3.Amanpreet Kaur (Pun) snatch 84kg , clean and jerk 101kg , total 185kg