India add 10 golds on 2nd day in Commonwealth Weightlifting

New Delhi: Indian weightlifters continued their gold rush in the Commonwealth Championships, bagging 10 more yellow metals among 16 medals on the second day of the competition at Apia, Samoa on Thursday.

After the second day, India`s medal tally swell to 31, including 21 gold. India had won 15 medals, including 11 golds, on the first day on Wednesday.

Laishram Monika Devi led the gold rush on Thursday by winning the senior women`s 69kg category event with a total lift of 207kg (96+111).

Rustam Sarang (senior men`s 62kg), N Sunil Kumar (senior men`s 69kg) and Rajwant Kaur (senior women`s 63kg) also won gold in their respective categories.

Sarang lifted 260kg (116+144) for the gold while Sunil and Rajwant had efforts of 278kg (126+152) and 172kg (76+96), respectively.

The Commonwealth Championship is being held for Youth (Boys and Girls), Junior (Men and Women) and Senior (Men and Women) categories simultaneously.

Other gold winners were Sorom Hitlar Tagru (youth boys 62kg), Kojum Taba (youth boys 69kg), Y M Nafisa (youth girl`s 69kg), Achyutananda Sahoo (junior men`s 62kg), Rakhi Halder (junior women`s 63kg) and Oinam Geeta Devi (junior women`s 69kg).

The silver medal winners were D Senthamizh Selvan (senior men`s 62kg), Sambo Lapung (youth boy`s 69kg), Swapna Priya Baruah (youth girl`s 69kg) and Srinivasan Manivannan (junior men`s 62kg).

Subhasmita Mohanty (youth girl`s 63kg) and Jasvir Kaur (junior women`s 63kg) won a bronze each.