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Indian lifters bag 25 medals in North Korea

New Delhi, Sep 14, 2013, (PTI) :

Indian weightlifters bagged a rich haul of 25 medals so far in the ongoing Asian Inter-Club Championships and Asian Cup being held at Pyongyang, North Korea.

In the Asian Inter-Club Championships, the Indians have won 12 medals (3 silver and 9 bronze) while they have bagged 13 (9 silver and 4 bronze) in the Asian Cup being held simultaneously.

The Indians though are yet to win a gold so far in September 11-18 events, according to a release from the Indian Weightlifting Federation.

Medal winners: Asian Cup:


Manalisha Sonowal (Jr Women 48kg): silver in snatch and bronze in total lift; Kopparthi Shireesha (Jr Women 58kg): a silver each in snatch, clean and jerk and total lift; Apurba Chetia (Jr Men 56kg): silver in snatch and a bronze each in clean and jerk and total lift; Achyutananda Sahoo (Jr Men 62kg): a silver each in clean and jerk and total lift; R V Rahul (Jr Men 77kg): a silver in snatch and total lift and a bronze in clean and jerk.


Asian Inter-Club Championships:

Manalisha Sonowal (Jr Women 48kg): silver in snatch and a bronze each in clean and jerk and total lift; Kopparthi Shireesha (Jr Women 58kg): a bronze each in snatch and total lift; Apurba Chetia (Jr Men 56kg): a bronze each in snatch, clean and jerk and total lift; Achyutananda Sahoo (Jr Men 62kg): a silver in clean and jerk and bronze in total lift; R V Rahul (Jr Men 77kg): a silver in snatch and bronze in total lift.

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