Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Seema clinches gold in 91-kg snatch to spearhead India's dominance with 6 podium finishes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 September 2017, 02:25 PM

Indian weightlifter Seema spearheaded another day of good results for the country on Friday, clinching gold and a silver, as India enjoyed six podium finishes at the 2017 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships.

Seema won a silver medal in the senior women's 75 Kg category by lifting 202 kg overall on the fifth day of action in Gold Coast. She lifted 91 kg in the snatch and 111 kg in the clean and jerk phase to claim gold in the junior women's 75kg event.

Punam Yadav, another Indian in fray, clinched silver in the 69 kg senior category after lifting 217 kg overall. In the senior men's 94 kg category, Vikas Thakur won the bronze medal by lifting 340 kg while Konjum Taba bagged the gold medal by lifting 317 kg in the junior men's 94 kg event. In the youth girl 75 kg event, A Anju Devi won the silver medal by lifting 167 kg overall.

First Published: Saturday, September 09, 2017 02:18 PM
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