Lifters pick up two medals on opening day of Asian C'ships

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jul 05, 2013 11:44 IST
Indian weightlifters began their campaign on a positive note bagging a silver and a bronze medal, on the opening day of the 20th Women and 27th Men's Asian Junior Championships being held at Bishkek, Krygyzstan.

The silver came through women with Saikhom Mirabai Chanu finishing second in the 48 kg division by lifting a total of 165 kg.
The bronze was clinched by Apurba Chetia in the 56 kg category.
Even though Chetia's Snatch lift was the same as the eventual silver-medallist, he had to settle for silver on the account of his heavier body weight. He lifted a total of 230 kg.
India is being represented by a 13-strong team in the event consisting of six men and seven women.

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