Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Srikakulam college girl, S. Yamini, outclassed the field in the 58kg to win rich applause for a good show in the women's section of the junior National weightlifting championships here on Friday.

Yamini, lifting 103kg in the clean and jerk, thought she broke the National record, as the board in the background had said the National record was 102kg in the name of Haritha.

But the officials pointed out quickly that the board was wrong and that the national record was 108kg.

The avoidable faux pas notwithstanding, it was a performance that was the pick of the day's show.

With Karnam Malleswari as an inspirational figure from the same state (AP), Yamini's dream is to emulate the famed lifter.

With her best performance thus far (confirmed by her coach), she has come some way towards reaching that goal.

Yamini won all the three gold medals in the event.

The results: Men: 62kg: Snatch: 1. Omkar Otari (Mah) 111kg; 2. Rustam Sarang (Chat) 110; 3. Sumit Wadar (Mah) 110.

Clean and jerk: 1. Rustam Sarang 142; 2. M.V. Manikanda (AP) 141; 3. Sumeet Wadar 136; Total: 1. Rustam Sarang 252; 2. Sumeet Wadar 246; 3. M.V. Manikanda 240.69 kg: Snatch: 1. Anup Deo Toppo (Ori) 112 kg; 2. Ankur Sharma (Pun) 111; 3. Harish Sharma (UP) 111. Clean and jerk: 1. B. Krishna Babu (AP) 143; 2. Anup Deo Toppo 142; 3. K. Lalhanba (Mani) 139; Total: 1. Anup Deo Toppo 254; 2. K. Lalhanba 249; 3. Harish Sharma 249.

Women: 53kg: Snatch: 1. Minati Sethi (Ori) 72; 2. Suni Bala Devi (Asm) 71; 3. N. Laxmi Devi (Mani) 65.

Clean and jerk: 1. Minari Sethi 94; 2. Suni Bala Devi 93; 3. N. Laxmi Devi 82; Total: 1. 1. Minati Sethi 166; 2. Suni Bala Devi 164; 3. N. Laxmi Devi 147; 58kg: Snatch: 1. S. Yamini (AP) 85; 2. R. Maheshwari (Pondy) 80; 3. Mamta Kutiyal (Utkd) 68.

Clean and jerk: 1. S. Yamini 103; 2. R. Maheshwari 90; 3. J. Varalakshmi (AP) 90; Total: 1. S. Yamini 188; 2. R. Maheshwari 170; J. Varalakshmi 152.

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