Pardeep, Mirabai clinch bronze in Asian Weightlifting Championships

India’s Pardeep Singh and former World champion Mirabai Chanu both picked up bronze in clean and jerk.

File Photo: Former World champion Mirabai Chanu (49kg) had also picked up a bronze in clean and jerk with a personal best of 113kg though she finished fourth in total lift (199kg)   -  C. V. Subrahmanyam

India’s Pardeep Singh won a bronze in clean and jerk in the 102kg category of the Asian weightlifting championships on Friday.

Former World champion Mirabai Chanu (49kg) had also picked up a bronze in clean and jerk with a personal best of 113kg though she finished fourth in total lift (199kg).

Jhili Dalabehera, a junior World Championship bronze medallist, had clinched a silver medal in the women’s 45kg category, which, however, is not a Olympic weight category.

Medals are awarded separately for snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift in continental and World Championships. But, just one medal — for total lift — is awarded in the Olympics.