India wins 11 golds on 1st day of Commonwealth Weightlifting

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 18:07

New Delhi: India made an impressive start to the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship by bagging 15 medals, including 11 gold, on the opening day at Apia, Samoa on Wednesday.

Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Minati Sethi led the Indian gold rush in senior women`s 48kg and 58kg categories while Ranjit K Chinchwade won a yellow metal in senior men`s 56kg.

Sanjita lifted a total of 154kg (64+90) while Minati and Ranjit had efforts of 175kg (75+100) and 224kg (99+125) 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 medal winners are Atom Indubala Chanu (48kg), Erra Deexitha (53kg) and S Thansana Chanu (58kg) in Youth Girls, Jamjang Deru (50kg) and Aruna Santa (56kg) in Youth Boys Katila Venkata Lakshmi (53kg) and N Sumanbala Devi (58kg) in Junior Women and M S Karthik (56kg) in Junior Men`s category.

Tikina Gopal and N Sumanbala Devi won silver in senior women`s 53kg and 58kg categories while M S Muneera bagged the same metal in 58kg Youth Girls category.

The lone bronze medal was won by Katila Venkata Lakshmi in senior women`s 53 kg category.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 21:40

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map