India to host 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships

India will host the 2019 edition of the Commonwealth (Youth, Junior and Senior) Weightlifting Championships. The Executive Board of Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation met 07 September 2017 at Gold Coast, Australia and decided to allot the 2019 edition of the competitions to India.

The current edition of the tournament is being held at the Gold Coast. India’s Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and K Sanjita Chanu bagged a gold medal each at their respective weight categories 06 September 2017 to book berths at next year’s Commonwealth Games to be held at the same Australian city.

Indians grabbed 10 medals, including three gold, on a productive third day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, 07 September 2017. 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 meedals. 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).

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