Mirabai wins three bronze in Junior World Weightlifting

Last Updated: May 05, 2013, 17:23 PM IST

New Delhi: India opened their medal account in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships with Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagging three bronze in the women`s 48kg category on the opening day of the competition in Lima, Peru on Sunday.

Mirabai won a bronze each in snatch (72kg) and clean and jerk (93kg) and total lift (165kg) to begin India`s campaign on a positive note.

All the three gold medals in the event went to Chinese lifter Guan Chunyin participating in her first international competition. She lifted a total of 182kg (82kg+100kg). Piron Beatriz Elizabeth of Dominica won all the three silver medals with a total lift of 172kg (77kg+95kg).

In men`s 56kg, India`s Apurba Chetia missed out on medals by a whisker as he finished fourth in each of snatch (102kg), clean and jerk (127kg) and total lift (229kg).

Wei Xiameng of China bagged a gold each in clean and jerk (139kg) and total lift (244kg) while the gold in snatch went to Sahin Muammer of Turkey with 107kg.