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Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2019- Overview, India topped the medal tally in the Championship

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From 9th July to 15th July 2019, Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships held in Apia, Samoa. The championship were held across three categories — senior, junior and youth.Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2019

India topped the medal tally by winning 35 medals across three categories viz 22 golds, 10 silvers and 3 bronze medals in all categories. India also broke a total of 22 records in all 3 age groups in World, Asian, Commonwealth and National level as well as set a new junior record at Commonwealth and National level.

Gold Medal Winners
Name of the winnerEvent
Women’s Senior
Jhilli DalabehraWomen’s 45 kg(Senior)
Mirabai ChanuWomen’s 49 kg(Senior)
Soroikhaibam Bindyarani DeviWomen’s 55kg(Senior)
Davinder KaurWomen’s 59kg (Senior)
Rakhi HalderWomen’s 64kg(Senior)
P AnuradhaWomen’s 87kg(Senior)
Bornali BorahWomen’s 45 kg(Junior)
Sukarna AdakWomen’s 59kg(Junior)
Seram Nirupama DeviWomen’s 64kg(Junior)
Soumya Sunil DalviWomen’s 40 kg(Youth)
Sukarna AdakWomen’s 59kg(Youth)
Men’s Senior
Achinta SheuliMen’s 73 kg(Senior)
Ajay SinghMen’s 81 Kg(Senior)
Pardeep SinghMen’s 102 kg(Senior)
Rishikanta SinghMen’s 55kg(Senior)
Gulam NaviMen’s 67kg(Junior)
Jacob VanlaltluangaMen’s 61kg(Junior)
Achinta SheuliMen’s 73kg(Junior)
Bhaktaram DestiMen’s 49kg(Youth)
Jacob VanlaltluangaMen’s 61kg(Youth)
L Sadananda SinghMen’s 73kg(Youth)
A.S.R.K. YadavMen’s 81kg(Youth)

Records Broken:

  • Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh created a new Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category by lifting more than double his body weight (190kg).
  • Pardeep Singh created a new record in the clean and jerk category by lifting 202kgs. His earlier successful attempt of 148kg took his total to 350kgs.
  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga competing in 67 kg male event broke a youth world record with lift of 136 kg in snatch. This same lift also set new youth record at Asian, Commonwealth and National level, as well as set a new junior record at Commonwealth and National level.
  • Jhilli Dalabehera won the gold in the women’s 45 kg event, and set 6 records with a clean and jerk lift of 94 kg and a total lift of 164 kg at the Commonwealth (Senior and Junior) and Junior National level.

In the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 37 Indian players participated.

About Oceania Weightlifting Federation(OWF):

  • Established – 1980 in Melbourne, Australia
  • First President – Mr. Les Martyn
  • First General Secretary – Mr. Bruce Cameron.