Weightlifting: India’s Rakhi Halder falters

Fails to register a single lift in the women’s 63kg weightlifting category at the Asian Games on Friday.

It was a bad day at the office for India’s Rakhi Halder.   -  AFP

India’s Rakhi Halder failed to register a single lift in the women’s 63kg weightlifting category at the Asian Games here on Friday.

The 25-year-old failed to clear her snatch section of the competition. Setting an entry weight of 93kg, Halder was unable to lift it in her three attempts. Earlier this year, Halder had lifted a total of 230kg (102kg+128) in the Senior National Championships to create a national record.

Gold for Hyo Sim Kim

North Korea’s Hyo Sim Kim lifted a total of 250kg (113kg+ 137kg) to clinch gold while compatriot Hyo Sim Choe won the silver with a lift of 238kg (105kg+133kg). The bronze medal went to Rattanawan Wamalun of Thailand who lifted 225kg(102kg+123kg).

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On Thursday, Ajay Singh and Sathish Sivalingam had finished fifth and 10th respectively in the men’s 77kg category. Vikas Thakur will compete in men’s 94 kg category on Saturday.