National Games

Gandhinagar, Oct 03: Arunachal Pradesh’s Sambo Lapung broke the national record in weightlifting 96kg men’s clean and jerk lifting 198kg at the National Games. The previous record was Vikas Thakur’s 197kg.

Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu Congratulations Sambo Lapung for winning Gold Medal in the 36th National Games Gujarat 2022.

CM Pema Khandu wishes him on Twitter and wrote “Another Gold 🥇 for Arunachal Pradesh. A great achievement of Shri Sambo Lapung, who won #GoldMedal in 96 Kg weightlifting in the 36th #NationalGamesGujarat 2022. You have made us proud. Congratulations and best wishes for your future efforts.”

Maharashtra (five gold medals) and Tamil Nadu (three gold medals) emerged as champion and runner-up, respectively, in the Roller Sports discipline on Sunday night at the 36th National Games. After three days of cut and thrust at the picturesque Sabarmati Riverfront, all competitions are now over.

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Ranju Singh, from Manipur, was the gold medallist in the skateboarding skeet category. Maharashtra’s Shraddha Gaikwad was the winner among women.

Gaikwad, explaining how she started roller-skating, said it had to do with her father’s job as a security guard at a sports goods shop. One day, Gaikwad came to the shop to deliver lunch for her father and saw an interesting sight.

Gaikwad’s story has been captured in a Netflix movie called Skater Girl.

Ranju and Gaikwad hope their success in the National Games will help them find financial and technical support to pursue their sport as they focus on qualifying for the Asian Games.