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CWG: Weightlifters Omkar, Punam clinch bronze medals

Otari, Yadav win bronze in men's 69kg & women's 63kg respectively

Glasgow: India weightlifters Omkar Otari and Punam Yadav won a bronze each in the men's 69kg and women's 63kg competition respectively at the 20th CWG yesterday.

India's Omkar Otari executes a lift during the men's 69kg weightlifting final at the Glasgow CWG yesterday. Pic/PTI
India's Omkar Otari executes a lift during the men's 69kg weightlifting final at the Glasgow CWG yesterday. Pic/PTI

Twenty-six-year-old Otari was leading at the halfway stage but his disappointing show at the clean and jerk cost him a better medal as he was taken over by Mohd Hafifi Mansor of Malaysia and Yinka Ayenuwa of Nigeria.

Mansor won the gold with a lift of 305kg (135+170), while Yinka bagged the silver with 301kg (130+171). Otari lifted a total of 296kg (136+160).

Meanwhile, Punam Yadav clinched India's seventh medal in weightlifting at the CWG here as she lifted a total of 202kg to claim a bronze in the women's 63kg category. Punam won bronze in the junior Asian Championship earlier this year.

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