Jasvir Kaur took home the gold medal after shattering the national record in the 63kg category.
In the women’s 63kg category, Punjab’s Jasvir Kaur won the gold by lifting 212kg (94+118)
Punjab’s Jasvir Kaur, the Commonwealth junior medallist, set new marks in snatch and clean and jerk while winning the women’s 63kg gold.
It was Rakhi Halder of West Bengal who had set the ball rolling with a record lift of 87kg in snatch. It bettered the 85kg set by L. Monica Devi of Manipur at Vishakapatnam in 2002.
Even as Rakhi was rejoicing, Reena (Haryana) followed it up with an 88. Vandana Gupta (Uttar Pradesh) took up the challenge and improvedit to 90. It was then Jasvir’s turn. And the 21-year-old Physical Education student of Punjab University came up with a 92kg lift.
The record-breaking efforts of these lifters had the crowd on its feet. Vandana was not one to give up. She increased it to 93 in her final attempt before Jasvir sealed it with a 94 in her last attempt. A relaxed Jasvir also shattered the clean and jerk record of 117 set by P. Harita of Andhra Pradesh in 2002 to clinch the gold.