Achinta Sheuli finishes second in Group B at Asian Weightlifting Championships

Achinta Sheuli achieved a personal best total of 309kg as he finished second in Group B of men's 73kg category at the Asian weightlifting championships on Tuesday.

Achinta Sheuli

Achinta Sheuli lifted139kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk to achieve his personal best total. (File Photo)   -  C.V.Subrahmanyam

Achinta Sheuli lifted an aggregate of 309kg to finish second in Group B of men's 73kg category at the Asian weightlifting championships in Tashkent on Tuesday.

Sheuli, 19, lifted139kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk to achieve his personal best total. The Commonwealth Championship gold medallist's final standing will be determined after the end of the group A proceedings.

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