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Asian Weightlifting Championships: Mirabai Chanu, Pradeep Singh bag bronze

India’s Pradeep Singh won a bronze medal in clean and jerk in the 102kg category competition at the Asian Weightlifting Championships on Friday.

Pradeep lifted 201kg in clean and jerk to get a bronze but his 150kg effort in snatch was the least among seven competitors in Group A. He had a total lift of 351kg which put him at sixth position.

Former world champion Mirabai Chanu (49kg) had also picked up a bronze in clean and jerk with a personal best effort of 113kg though she finished fourth in total lift(199kg).

Jhili Dalabehera, a junior World Championship bronze medallist, had clinched a silver medal in the women’s 45kg category, which, however, is not a Olympic weight category.

Medals area awarded separately for snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift in continental and World Championships. But, just one medal — for total lift — is awarded in the Olympics.

Source: indiatoday.in

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