Sakina bags women's lightweight powerlifting bronze

  • PTI
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2014 21:31 IST

Karnataka's Sakina Khatun did India proud by winning a bronze medal in the women's lightweight (upto 61 kg) powerlifting event at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Saturday.

The Bangalore-born powerlifter finished behind Nigeria's Esther Oyema (Gold) and England's Natalie Blake (Silver) settle at third position.

The Indian lifted a total weight of 88.2 kilograms, while Esther lifted 136kgs and Natalie managed 100.2kgs.

Sakina, 25, gave India their first medal on Day 10 of the competition with the nation still placed fifth in the medals tally with 54, including 13 gold, 25 silver and 16 bronze.

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