SA Games: Odia weightlifter Saraswati Rout wins gold

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Guwahati: Odia weightlifter Saraswati Rout on Sunday won a gold in women’s 58 kg in the 12th South Asian Games here.

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

India stood heads and shoulders above competition to top the medals tally with a count of 42, which included 27 gold, 12 silver and 3 bronze medals. The second spot continued to be held by Sri Lanka with a total of 37 medals (8 gold, 17 silver, 12 bronze).

The wrestlers added four gold and a silver, while the weightlifters snared three gold medals.

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