India sign off Commonwealth Weightlifting C`ships on high note

New Delhi: Indian lifters signed off their campaign in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships on a high note by adding as many as nine more gold medals on the fifth and final day of the event in Cape Town.

Apart from nine gold, India also bagged six silver medals yesterday, to return home with a whopping 110 medals, including 53 yellow metals, from the championships.

Chandrakant Mali won three gold medals in the senior men`s 105kg category with a total lift of 338kg.

Vompu Prabhakar then equalled the feat in the junior men`s 105kg with a total lift of 303kg.

Nitin Kumar Rawat, however, had to be satisfied with three silver in the junior men`s 105kg with a total lift of 285kg.

Sandeep Kumar also bagged two gold medals in +105kg senior men`s category by lifting 197kg in clean and jerk and with a total effort of 338kg. He also won the silver in snatch (141kg).

Rupinder Singh pocketed the last gold medal for India in senior men`s +105kg snatch event with an effort of 153kg.

He also won silver medals in clean and jerk (184kg) and total (337kg) categories.

In all the weight categories, three medals are awarded in each of snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift.


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