Pardeep Singh wins men’s 102kg gold at national weightlifting tournament

Pardeep, who had 150kg and 201kg in snatch and clean and jerk for a total of 351kg in the Asian championships in Ningbo ...

Pardeep Singh bettered his snatch record with an effort of 151kg and went on to win the men’s 102kg gold medal in the National weightlifting championships at the Khudiram Anusilan Kendra here on Thursday.

Pardeep, who had 150kg and 201kg in snatch and clean and jerk for a total of 351kg in the Asian championships in Ningbo (China) last year, improved his own snatch record by one kg.

He began the clean and jerk with 185 and lifted 195 on his second attempt. With an aim to improve his clean and jerk and total records, the Railways lifter, who had settled for a bronze with 321kg in the previous Nationals, entered 203 in his concluding effort but could not achieve the target...

...“Both Pardeep and Vikas are peaking nicely for the Asian championships in Kazakhstan in April.

“They are at about 90 per cent of their ability and we expect some good results from them this time,” said National coach Vijay Sharma.

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