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Country’s celebrated weightlifter and SA Games gold medal winning Mabia Akhter Simanta clinched gold with new record in her favourite 64 kgs weight category event of the Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games held in Mymensingh District gymnasium on Wednesday.

Mabia, a lifter of Bangladesh Ansar, smartly clinched the event’s gold medal with new national mark lifting total 181 kgs -- 80 kgs in snatch and 101 kgs in clean & jerk, reports UNB.

The previous best record of Mabia was 179 kgs made in the Inter-Services Weightlifting Competition held in 2018.

Mila Akhter of Bangladesh Army won the event’s silver lifting 132 kgs while Laboni Akhter of Shipahi Bagh JS took the bronze lifting 116 kgs.

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