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Soniya bags bronze in Asian Weightlifting

April 24, 2012 18:32 IST

N Soniya Chanu bagged a bronze in women's 48kg category to open India's medal account on the opening day of Senior Asian Weightlifting Championships at Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Soniya, who won a silver in the Delhi Commonwealth Games, finished third in snatch with an effort of 75kg in the first competition of the championship, which is a London Olympic Qualification event.

She was fifth in clean and jerk with an effort of 100kg and finished fifth overall with a total lift of 175kg.


medals are awarded in each of the snatch, clean and jerk and total lift in each weight category.

Another Indian in the fray in 48kg category, K Sanjita Chanu finished 10th in snatch (71kg), 11th in clean and jerk (91kg) and 11th in total lift (162kg).

India are being represented by 15

weightlifters, including seven women.

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