India gains 13 medals in Commonwealth Weight-lifting Championship

India gained 13 medals on the beginning day of the Commonwealth Weight-lifting Championship in Apia, Samoa today(July 9,2019).

The medals consists of 8 Gold, 3 silver and 2 Bronze. Previous world champion Mirabai Chanu headed the Indian medal rush in the senior women’s 49 kg event to win the gold medal in the Olympic qualifier event.

She raised a total of 191 kg. Jhilli Dalabehra also clinched the first place on the podium with a lift of 154 kg in the senior women’s 45 kg event that is not an Olympic weight division.

In the senior women’s 55 kg, Soroikhaibam Bindyarani Devi won the gold while silver was gained by Matsa Santoshi.

In the senior men’s 55kg division, Rishikanta Singh obtained the gold with a complete lift up of 235 kg.

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