10 New National Records – Weightlifting World Championships 2017

Gold medal in World Championships after the gap of 22 years along with 10 new National records. Milestone for Indian weightlifting and a chance to take off. Mirabai Chanu performed her personal best Snatch, Clean and Jerk as well as total to create a new national record in women’s 48 kg category. But her medal wasn’t the only highlight of the tournament.

Indian Weightlifting Federation Secretary General, Sahdev Yadav said in a release, “10 new senior national records were created during the IWF World Weightlifting Championships – a rare achievement never made before by Indian athletes.”




Indian Weightlifting Team with Coach Sir

Three other Indian weightlifters performed their personal bests and created 7 more National records. Lets take a look at India’s overall performance at World Championships.

#1 Vikas Thakur – (94 kg)
Three records for Indian Air-force personal. He lifted record breaking 351 kg in kg category.
Snatch –  155 kg (Previous record – 154 kg by Veerendar Singh)
Clean and Jerk – 196 kg (Previous record – 191 kg by Chandrakant Mali)

Vikas Thakur (File Photo)

#2 Gurdeep Singh – (105+ kg)
22 year old youngster first represented India in 2016 Asian Championships. Since then, he hasn’t looked back.
Snatch –  172 kg (Bettered his own national record of 171 kg )
Clean and Jerk – 216 kg (Previous record – 215 kg by Sarabjeet Kanda in 2010 commonwealth games)

Progression of Gurdeep over last couple of tournaments –

105+ kg Category
SnatchClean and JerkTotal

#3 Pardeep Singh (105 kg)
One of India’s top weightlifter, Pardeep, lifted 196 kg in Clean and Jerk. He bettered his own national record of 195 kg made in commonwealth championships.

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