New Delhi: Promising lifter Purnima Chanu won three sliver medals in 48kg girls category to open India`s tally in the 13th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships at Pattaya in Thailand.
Purnima won a silver each in snatch by lifting 52kg, clean and jerk (67kg) and total lift (119kg) on the first day of the Championships.
Chiang Meng Chun of Chinese Taipei ran away with three gold medals with efforts of 64kg in snatch, 85kg in clean and jerk and 149kg in total lift.
India are being represented by 11 lifters, including five girls, in the Asian Youth Championships.
The competition will be followed by Asian Junior Championships in which 15 Indians, including seven women, will be taking part.