The 14th Youth, 55th Junior Men and 31st Junior Women Wrestling Championship is in process which is jointly organized by Nagpur District Weightlifting Association. In the event, at Nashikrao Tirpude College of Physical Education premises, the following results took place:
In Women's 71kg, Ritika Rai of UP bagged first position followed by P. Dhatri and Anjana Sreejith of Andra Pradesh and Kerala respectively. In Men's 89kg, Arvind Singh led the charge whereas Ankush Kumar and R. Ramkumar followed suit to take silver and bronze respectively.
In Women's 59kg, Nirmala Devi stood out at the first spot. Trupti Mane and Shiela Devi came second and third respecitvely. In Men's 67kg, Arunachal's Markio Tario finished with first rank.
In 49kg women's category, E Quasar bagged first rank. In men's 49 kg, Bhaktaram Desti was ranked first.
(JUNIOR) In women's 45kg, Bornali Bora was adjudged first rank followed by Techi Nadam. In Men's 55kg, Shubham Kolekar was ranked first whereas Piyush Singh ended second.
Till 19th Dec
Led by Ranjit Chavan, Maharastra have scalped gold in the junior men (73-kg) category. Ranjit lifted a total of 285 kgs to attain a podioum finish. In breakdown, Chavan lifted 124 kgs in the snatch whereas 161 kgs in the clean and jerk to help hosts add another gold.
Meanwhile, Uttarakhand's Mukesh Singh lifted 284 kgs including 155 kgs in the clean and jerk to finish second. At the third spot remained Tamil Nadu's N Ajith with a total of 275 kgs. It went down to the wire especially between the eventual winner and runners-up with only a point sepearting the duo.
In the youth boys category (73-kg), Durgesh Mahajan annexed silver medal with a total lift of 254 kgs. Mahajan lifted 113 kgs in snatch and 141 in the clean and jerk. L Sadananda Singh of Manipur with a total lift of 263 kgs bagged gold, while N Jamaludeen won bronze with 245 kgs.
Maharashtra have had more to rejoice. Trupti Mane has attained silver in the youth girls 59-kg category. Trupti lifted total 161 kgs including 91 in the clean and jerk. Ch Nirmala Devi of Manipur (184 kgs) won gold whereas her stateswoman O Shila Devi (152 kgs) settled for bronze.
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