Proud! India clinched 10 medals including 3 gold in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 07-Sep-2017

Canberra, September 7: Indian players, athletes continue to shine in the international sports arena. As Indian contingent bagged a total of 10 medals, including three gold, three silver and 3 bronze on Wednesday which was the third day of the ongoing Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships Gold Coast, Australia.

 

Muthupandi Raja, Erra Deexitha and Deepak Lather clinched the gold medal for India and made their country proud. Muthupandi Raja won a gold medal in 62kg Youth Boys section with a total lift of 260 kg. He also won a silver medal in 62kg Junior Men category with his total lift of 260kg, while, Erra Deexitha won a gold in 58kg junior women's section with a total lift of 167kg.


However, it was a shining day for Deepak Lather who gave the best performance and clinched three medals. He won a gold medal in youth boys' and junior men's section in 69kg body weight categories and a bronze in senior men's section in 69kg category with a total lift of 295kg.


Meanwhile, Saraswati Rout bagged a bronze medal in 58kg senior women's section who lifted a total of 179kg. Vandna Gupta then won a bronze medal in senior women's 63kg category. Also, P Umeshwori clinched two silver medals each in youth girls' and junior women's 63kg categories.


Earlier, on day 2, Guru Raja won 56 kg senior bronze medal with a total lift of 246 kg. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won women's 48kg senior gold with a total lift of 189kg. Santoshi Matsa wins a silver medal in 53 kg category with a total lift of 194 kg, while, Sanjita Khumukcham Chanu won gold in 53 kg category with a total lift of 195kg.