Asian Weightlifting C'ships: Jhilli Dalabehera wins silver

The Odisha-born weightlifter clinched a place on the podium with a lift of 167kg only to be behind Vietnam's Huyen Thi Vijong in the A category.

Jhilli Dalabehera won silver at the Asian Weightlifting Championships. (FILE IMAGE)   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Jhilli Dalabehera opened India's account at the Asian Weightlifting Championships with a silver medal in the women's 45kg category in Ningbo, China on Sunday.

The Odisha-born weightlifter clinched a place on the podium with a lift of 167kg only to be behind Vietnam's Huyen Thi Vijong in the A category.

Last year, Dalabehera won bronze at the IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships in the 48kg division.

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