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Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh wins 3rd gold medal at Commonwealth Championships

With this, Singh has now become the third Indian weightlifter to qualify directly for next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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Ajay Singh gold medalist at Commonwealth Championships 

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PTI

Updated: 2021-12-13T18:39:21+05:30

Ajai Singh clinched India's third gold of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships here by winning the men's 81kg category. Singh lifted a total of 322kg and also set a national record in snatch (147kg) on Sunday.

He became the third Indian weightlifter to directly qualify for next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) and Achinta Sheuli (73kg) have already qualified for the 2022 CWG after winning gold in their respective competitions.

The gold winners in all wight categories from this championship directly qualify for the 2022 Birmingham CWG while the rest can make it to the Games through the rankings.

Popy Hazarika had also won a silver, in the women's 59kg, with a total lift of 189kg (84+105).

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