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Odisha weightlifter Saraswati Rout wins Gold in 12th South Asian Games


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India continued their overwhelming dominance in the weightlifting event of the 12th South Asian Games by bagging three more gold medals on the second day of competitions

Saraswati Rout of Odisha (women’s 58 kg), Sambo Lapung (men’s 69 kg) and Ajay Singh (men’s 77 kg) won a gold each on Sunday to take India’s medal tally from weightlifting to six gold in two days out of the eight on offer at Bhogeshwari Phukanani Indoor Stadium.

Saraswati Rout brought the first gold of the day, and fourth for India, in women’s 58kg with a total lift of 187 kg (80 kg in snatch + 107 kg clean and jerk).