They surpassed the record created in the past State Olympics held in Mandya.
The competitions held at University Public School campus where Gururaj lifted a total of 240 KG of weight in snatch and jerk events under 56 kg category and rubbed off the record of Mandya meet.
Krishna of Davanagere who lifted a total of 185 kg and Gajendra of SDM Sports Club won silver and bronze medals respectively.
Manjunath Maratti lifted 250 kg weight in Snatch and Jerk events under 62 kg category and earned the gold medal, while Naveenchandra of Alva’s College Moodabidire won silver medal and Devendra of Jai Hanuman Sports Club Gadag got bronze medal.
In 69 kg category Santoshkumar of SDM Sports Club got gold medal by lifting 238 kg weight, while Praveen of Alva’s College Moodabidire and Vinod earned silver and bronze medals.
In 77 kg category Arun lifted 267 kg and created a record, while Naveed Anjum of Alva’s College Moodabidire and Bharat KS of Sports Authority of India won Silver and Bronze medals.
Harsha D.R. got the fifth gold medal for the SDM Sports Club by lifting a total of 296 kg weight under 88 kg category.
Thus SDM Sports Club weight lifters earned the first day’s honour.