India’s Seema led yet another emphatic day for the country at the 2017 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Gold Coast, winning a gold and a silver as India enjoyed six podium finishes on the fifth day of action.
Seema claimed a silver medal in the senior women’s 75 kilograms category by lifting 202 kg overall. This included 91kg in the snatch and 111kg in the clean and jerk phase, with her overall score proving good enough to claim gold in the junior women’s 75kg event.
Punam Yadav won silver in the 69 kilogram senior category. Overall, she lifted 217 kg.
In the senior men’s 94 kg, Vikas Thakur won the bronze medal by lifting 340 kg and in junior men’s Konjum Taba clinched the gold medal by lifting 317 kg in the 94 kg event.
In the youth girl 75 kg event, A Anju Devi won the silver medal by lifting 167 kg overall