Powerlifter Sakina Khatun wins bronze, Basha fails

Last Updated: Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 22:39

Glasgow: Indian powerlifter Sakina Khatun won the bronze in the women`s lightweight (up to 61kg) category to give the country its first medal of day 10 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Saturday.

Sakina lifted a total weight of 88.2 kg to finish third.

Esther Oyema (136 kg) of Nigeria took home the gold while England`s Natalie Blake took home the silver with a 100.2 kg lift.

But there was disappointment from para powerlifter Farman Basha, who failed to finish in men`s light weight group B. Farman`s first lift of 145 kg was declared `no lift` while his second attempt of 147kg was a `good lift` after which he pulled out.

IANS

First Published: Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 22:39

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