Bhubaneswar: Local girl Tikina Gopal bagged the first gold medal for Odisha in Women’s 53 kg weight category of the 64th Men and 24th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championship at Berhampur Stadium on Sunday.

As per Sources, Tikina lifted 77 kg in snatch and 95 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 172 kg. Apart from this, Odisha’s International women lifter Minati Sethi of Railways secured a gold in 58 kg weight category.