Commonwealth Weightlifting C’ships: India wins six medals

Konjum Taba won a gold medal by lifting 317 kg (140 and 177) in the junior men’s 94kg event.

India’s Vikas Thakur won the bronze medal by lifting 340 kg on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Gold Coast on Friday.   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

Seema led the way with two medals, including a gold in the junior section, as India enjoyed six podium finishes on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships here.

Seema bagged a silver medal in the senior (75kg) category by lifting 202 kg (91 in snatch and 111 in clean and jerk), the total proving good enough to give her the top prize in the junior women’s event.

Punam Yadav (69 kg) lifted 217 kg (97 and 120) to win the silver medal in her event.

In the senior men’s 94 kg, Vikas Thakur won the bronze medal by lifting 340 kg (150 and 190), while Konjum Taba clinched the gold medal by lifting 317 kg (140 and 177) in the junior men’s 94 kg event.

A Anju Devi, in the youth girl 75kg event, won the silver medal by lifting 167 kg (73 and 94).