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Singapore Weightlifting, Day 1: Indian lifters bag 3 golds, 1 silver medal and secure CWG berths

On Day 1 of the Singapore Weightlifting event, Mirabai Chanu, Sanket Sargar, Bindyarani Devi won gold while Rishikanta Singh took home silver. Sargar also smashed the CWG record.

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Sohinee

Published: 25 Feb 2022 12:13 PM GMT

India got off to a great start at the Singapore Weightlifting International event with Mirabai Chanu, Sanket Sargar and Bindyarani Devi bagging gold medals while Rishikanta Singh claimed the silver medal.

Apart from winning the silverware on offer on Day 1 of the Singapore Weightlifting tournament, these Indian weightlifters also sealed their spot for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games, as well.

Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu, who is competing in a new weight category (55kg) now, clinched the yellow metal with a total lift of 191kg (Snatch - 86kg and Clean and Jerk -105kg).

On the other hand, Sanket Sargar created a new Commonwealth and National record with his lift in the 55kg category as well. Sargar lifted a whopping 256kg (Snatch- 113kg and Clean and Jerk - 143kg) to get the yellow metal from the event.

In the same category, India's Rishikanta Singh lifted 246kg (Snatch -110kg and Clean and Jerk -136kg) and stood second, winning the silver medal.

Competing in the 59kg category meanwhile, Bindyarani Devi also sealed her Commonwealth Games berth by winning the gold medal with a total lift of 196kg (Snatch - 85kg and Clean and Jerk -111kg).

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