India add 13 gold on 2nd day in Commonwealth Weightlifting – Manipuri’s in limelight

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Press Trust of India / New Delhi June 07, 2012, 20:15| Business Standard

Indian weightlifters continued their gold rush in the Commonwealth Championships, bagging 13 more yellow metals among 19 medals on the second day of the competition at Apia, Samoa today.

After the second day, India’s medal tally swell to 34, including 24 gold. India had won 15 medals, including 11 gold, on the first day yesterday.

Laishram Monika Devi led the gold rush today by winning the senior women’s 69kg category event with a total lift of 207kg(96+111).

Other gold winners were Sorom Hitlar Tagru (youth boys 62kg), Kojum Taba (youth boys 69kg), Ragala Venkat Rahul (youth boy’s 77kg), Y M Nafisa (youth girl’s 69kg), Achyutananda Sahoo (junior men’s 62kg), Vikas Thakur (junior men’s 77kg), Rakhi Halder (junior women’s 63kg) and Oinam Geeta Devi (junior women’s 69kg).

 

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