On 17th December 2021 India concluded the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 with 16 medals, including 4 golds held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan while Bindyarani Devi was India’s only medallist at the World Weightlifting Championships 2021, that was also held parallelly at Tashkent.
- Bindyarani Devi won the Gold Medal in the 55 kg Clean & Jerk event.
i.India ended the Commonwealth championships with 16 medals – 4 Gold, 7 Silver, and 5 Bronze with 19 representatives in different categories participating in commonwealth games 2021.
ii.India’s 4 Commonwealth gold medallists – (Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli, Ajay Singh, Purnima Pandey) have qualified directly for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK).
India’s Medal Winners in 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships:
|Men||Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg)|
Achinta Sheuli (73kg)
Ajay Singh (81kg)
|Women||Purnima Pandey (+87kg)|
|Men||Guru Raja (61kg), Lovepreet Singh (109kg)|
|Women||Jhili Dalabehera (49kg), S Bindyarani Devi (55kg), Hazarika Popy (59kg), Harjinder Kaur (71kg), Punam Yadav (76kg)|
|Men||Vikas Thakur (96kg), Gurdeep Singh (+109kg)|
|Women||Lalchhanhimi (71kg), R Arockiya Alish (76kg), Anuradha Pavunraj (87kg)|
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Indian won 2 medals (1 Gold, 1 Bronze) at Asian Weightlifting Championship held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan in april, 2021. India finished at overall 8th place with 2 medals which was topped by China and Iran.
About International Weightlifting Federation (IWF):
The World Weightlifting championship is organised by IWF. The first competition, held in March 1891, was won by Edward Lawrence Levy (England).
Interim President – Michael Sheriar Irani
Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland