CWG medalists Lavpreet and Sambo win easily, Komal wins in a tough fight

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Weightlifter of Arunachal, Maharashtra and Punjab each won a gold in the National Games on the fourth day. CWG medalist Lovepreet Singh of Punjab and Sambo Lapung of Arunachal won easily while Maharashtra’s Komal Wakale had to fight hard for the gold.
Lovepreet has confirmed a gold in the first attempt of clean and jerk in the men’s 105 kg category. After that he didn’t have to turn up for the last two attempts. He said that the forthcoming World Championship would be a very important one for him and he did not want to take any risk. He will try to improve his skill in clean and jerk event at the world level.
Similarly, Sambo Lapung son of a farmer won a gold in the 96 kg category. He revealed that he had to go for loan several times to meet his preparation and household expenses. He had no idea when that loan amount would be settled. Sambo, who set the record in the clean and jerk event, said that he came into this sport from boxing because the coach of the boxing was very strict and by adopting this sport he had got relief.
Komal Wakale of Maharashtra won the gold in the women’s 87 kg category. BN Usha of Karnataka, who finished second, had a tough fight. She lost a total of 210 kg, leaving behind Usha by a difference of only one kg.

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