CWG: Powerlifter Rahelu clinches silver; Sakina wins bronze

Aug 04, 2014, 08:22 IST | IANS

Glasgow: Indian powerlifters Rajinder Rahelu and Sakina Khatun won the silver and the bronze medal in their respective events here on Saturday.

Rahelu, whose legs were affected with polio, won the silver medal in the men's heavyweight category at the Clyde Auditorium.

Rahelu picked up a total of 180.5 kg to get the silver while Nigerian Abdulazeez Ibrahim clinched the gold with a lift of 197 kg. Malaysian Jong Yee Khie got the bronze with a lift of 178 kg.

Sakina won the bronze in the women's lightweight (up to 61 kg) category, which was the first medal of the day. Sakina lifted a total weight of 88.2 kg to finish third.

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