Indian weightlifters win 11 gold

Jun 07, 2012, 08:06 IST | Correspondent

India began the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship at Apia, Samoa yesterday with a bang, bagging 15 medals, including 11 gold yesterday

Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Minati Sethi won gold in the senior women’s 48kg and 58kg categories while Ranjit K Chinchwade took top spot in the senior men’s 56kg category. 

Other gold medal winners were Atom Indubala Chanu (48kg), Erra Deexitha (53kg) and S Thansana Chanu (58kg) in Youth Girls, Jamjang Deru (50kg) and Aruna Santa (56kg) in Youth Boys, Katila Venkata Lakshmi (53kg) and N Sumanbala Devi (58kg) in Junior Women and M S Karthik (56kg) in Junior Men’s category. Tikina Gopal and N Sumanbala Devi won silver in senior women’s 53kg and 58kg categories while M S Muneera bagged the same metal in 58kg Youth Girls category. 

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