Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships: Muthupandi Raja shines as Indians win 10 medals on Day 3 – India lifters pull their weight at the 2017 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.
India’s Saraswati Rout in action during the 2017 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships on Wednesday (Twitter)
Indians grabbed 10 medals, including three gold, on a productive third day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday.
Muthupandi Raja won a gold medal in 62kg Youth Boys section with a total lift of 260 kg (110kg in snatch + 150kg in clean and jerk). He also bagged a silver in 62kg Junior Men category with his total lift of 260kg.
The day began for India with a bronze medal in 58kg senior women’s section by Saraswati Rout who lifted a total of 179kg (82kg + 97kg) while Erra Deexitha won a gold in 58kg junior women’s section with a total lift of 167kg (73kg + 94kg).
The best performer was, however, Deepak Lather who clinched three medals. He won a gold in youth boys’ and junior men’s section in 69kg body weight categories and a bronze in senior men’s section in 69kg category with a total lift of 295kg (138kg + 157kg).
Vandna Gupta then won a bronze medal in senior women’s 63kg category. P Umeshwori bagged a silver each in youth girls’ and junior women’s 63kg categories.