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India wins 16 Medals in 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship & 1 Gold in World Weightlifting Championship

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India concluded Commonwealth Weightlifting C'ship with 16 medals

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.

Highlights:

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:

Gold medallists:

Category Winner
Men Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg)

Achinta Sheuli (73kg)

Ajay Singh (81kg)

Women Purnima Pandey (+87kg)

Silver medallists:

Category Winner
Men Guru Raja (61kg), Lovepreet Singh (109kg)
Women Jhili Dalabehera (49kg), S Bindyarani Devi (55kg), Hazarika Popy (59kg), Harjinder Kaur (71kg), Punam Yadav (76kg)

Bronze medallists:

Category Winner
Men Vikas Thakur (96kg), Gurdeep Singh (+109kg)
Women Lalchhanhimi (71kg), R Arockiya Alish (76kg), Anuradha Pavunraj (87kg)

Recent Related News:

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