As the grand opening ceremony of the 37th National Games at Goa's Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium progresses, S Nirupama Devi struck silver medal on 64kg in the Women's Weightlifting securing the second position.
In her good lift of 85kg and 106 in clean and jerk, she fought her way to win the silver medal. Ditimoni Sonowal of Assam in a convincing lift of 88 kg in snatch and 112 kg in clean and jerk moved through to win the gold medal for her state.
In the newly introduced Pencak Silat, in a well competed bout of men's Ganda Sinam Chingkhei and Sinam won the Gold by defeating Tamil Nadu. In the Women's Ganda, Thokchom Benao Chanu and Thingbaijam Dayalakshmi Chanu won the Bronze. They lost to the Haryana team in the semi final.