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Rakhi Halder performs in the 64 Kg category during the Senior National Weight lifting Championship in Kolkata on Feb. 5. (IANS photo)

KOLKATA (IANS) — Seasoned lifter Rakhi Halder clinched the 64kg category title in the 72nd Men's and 35th Senior Womens' National Weightlifting Championships at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra here on Feb. 5.

Ranked 19th in the Olympic qualifiers list, Rakhi lifted 93 kg in snatch and 117 kg in clean and jerk to win the gold medal with total of 210kg.

The Bengal lifter's personal best is 218 kg (95kg in snatch and 123 kg in clean and jerk) which she scored at the Qatar International Cup last year where she bagged the bronze medal.

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