Lifters pick up two medals on opening day of Asian C`ships

Updated: Jul 05, 2013, 11:54 AM IST

New Delhi: Indian weightlifters began their campaign on a positive note bagging a silver and a bronze medal on the opening day of the 20th Women and 27th Men`s Asian Junior Championships being held at Bishkek, Krygyzstan.

The silver came through women with Saikhom Mirabai Chanu finishing second in the 48kg division by lifting a total of 165kg.

The bronze was clinched by Apurba Chetia in the 56kg category.

Even though Chetia`s Snatch lift was the same as the eventual silver-medallist, he had to settle for silver on the account of his heavier body weight. He lifted a total of 230kg.

India is being represented by a 13-strong team in the event consisting of six men and seven women.