Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023

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Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023

In Weightlifting, Indian weightlifters finished the Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Jinju, South Korea, with three silver medals on 8th May. 

An overview of the news

  • For India, Bindiarani Devi won two silver medals in the women's 55kg category, while Jeremy Lalrinnunga won a silver medal in the men's 67 kg snatch category.

  • Ajit Narayan and Achinta Sheuli competed in the men's 73 kg category but failed to win a medal for India.

  • Ajit Narayan, competing in his first international weightlifting event, topped Group B with a combined lift of 307 kg (snatch 139 kg + clean and jerk 168 kg).

  • Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist Achinta Sheuli finished second in Group B with a total lift of 305kg (snatch 140kg and clean and jerk 165kg).

  • This continental championship is the second place event in the qualifying event series for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in which a total of 6 Indian weightlifters participated.

  • Olympic medalist Mirabai Chanu had finished sixth in the women's 49kg category.

Medal winners of India

  • Bindiarani Devi (Women's 55kg) - Silver Medal in Overall (Combining Clean & Jerk and Snatch)

  • Bindiarani Devi (Women's 55kg) - Silver Medal in Clean and Jerk

  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Men's 67kg) - Silver medal in snatch

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