Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist V Srinivasa Rao bettered his previous record to clinch the yellow metal in the men's 56kg category of the National Games weightlifting event at the Tata Auditorium on Tuesday.
Rao, who had set a National Games record by lifting 135kg in jerk in the last edition at Guwahati, improved his performance by a kilogram, lifting 136kg.
The SSCB lifter topped the rank in snatch with a 104kg lift in snatch and grabbed gold with a total lift of 226 points. Mayur Sinhasane of Maharashtra lifted 103kg in snatch and 130kg in jerk to finish second with a total lift of 225 points.
Sinhasane was followed by M Tamil Selvan (Tamil Nadu), who managed a total lift of 205kg. Nearly 100 weightlifters are taking part in different categories of the event, which began on Tuesday.
Manipur girls land top honours
Manipur girls dominated the individual and team championships, grabbing gold in the National Games archery competition on Tuesday. While Services won the men's team championship, Assam clinched gold in the men's individual event.
K Prabhahini Devi of Manipur won three straight sets and gathered six points to claim the first place, while host Jharkhand's Jayalaxmi Laguri finished second with a four set-point win. Th Ishembi Devi of Manipur bagged bronze.
The Manipur team, comprising Th Ishembi Devi, K Prabhahini Devi, M Sanjita Devi and S Nirmala Devi, notched a total of 212 points to be first in the team championship, while the Assam combination of Kamini Boro, Pallabi Boro, Anima Basumatary and Anjali Brahma grabed silver.
Punjab and TN win basketball gold
Punjab men and Tamil Nadu women won the gold medals in their respective basketball final matches on Tuesday. Punjab outclassed Uttarkhand 97-57 while Tamilnadu defeated Chhatisgarh 79-48 to finish at the top of the podium.
In the play-off matches for bronze medals, Services men defeated Tamilnadu 81-68 while Delhi girls beat Maharashtra 79-59.