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Ajay Singh bags India's third weightlifting gold

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December 13, 2021 19:46 IST
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Ajay Singh (centre) booked his place for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

IMAGE: "Ajay Singh (centre) booked his place for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Photograph: SAI Media/Twitter

Ajay Singh clinched India's third gold of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent by winning the men's 81kg category.

Singh lifted a total of 322kg and also set a national record in snatch (147kg) on Sunday. He became the third Indian weightlifter to directly qualify for next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

 

Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg) and Achinta Sheuli (73kg) have already qualified for the 2022 CWG after winning gold in their respective competitions.

The gold winners in all wight categories from this championship directly qualify for the 2022 Birmingham CWG while the rest can make it to the Games through the rankings.

Popy Hazarika won a silver in the women's 59kg with a total lift of 189kg (84+105).

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