Anaheim, December 7: India’s weightlifter Gurdeep Singh created scripted his name into the history after creating three national records in the IWF World Weightlifting Championships at Anaheim in the USA that concluded on Wednesday.
Notably, weightlifter Gurdeep Singh created three new senior national records in +105 Kilogram weight category. Unfortunately, Gurdeep Singh finished 13th overall with a total lift of 388kg (172 + 216) but created national records in snatch, clean and jerk, and the total lift.
In the snatch, weightlifter Gurdeep Singh bettered his own earlier national record of 171kg by one Kg. In the total lift also, Gurdeep bettered the earlier national record of 384kg. While in clean and jerk, Gurdeep broke the earlier national record of 215kg set by Sarabjit Singh by clearing 216kg.
Indian Weightlifting Federation Secretary General Sahdev Yadav said in a release that 12 new senior national records were created during the IWF World Weightlifting Championships which is a rare achievement never made before by Indian athletes.
Earlier on Thursday last week, in the IWF World Weightlifting Championships, India’s Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in 45 Kg category created a new world record of 194kg- 85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk - to lift the gold medal.