P Anuradha. (File Pic – TOI Picture)
TASHKENT: P Anuradha completed seventh within the ladies’s 87kg class because the Indian contingent ended its marketing campaign with two medals on the Asian Weightlifting Championship on Saturday.
The Commonwealth Championship gold-medallist lifted 91kg in snatch adopted by 110kg in clear and jerk for a complete of 201kg within the continental occasion.
The Chinese language duo of Wang Zhouyu 286kg (126kg+160kg) and Kang Yue 273kg (118kg+155kg) took house the gold and silver medals respectively.
Whereas Mangolia‘s Munkhjantsan A bagged the bronze with a complete effort of 247kg (111kg+136kg).
Anuradha was off to a disappointing begin because the Tamil Nadu lifter didn’t hoist 91kg in her first snatch try. She heaved the barbell in her second try of the identical weight solely to fail her third attempt of 95kg.
In clear and jerk, the Indian efficiently pulled off a raise of 110kg within the first try.
In her second try, Anuradha may solely handle to raise the 115kg barbell a number of inches above the bottom as she seemed fairly uncomfortable. The South Asian Video games champion didn’t return for a 3rd try.
The seven-member Indian contingent returned house with two medals together with a gold.
Ace weightlifter and former world champion Mirabai Chanu and Odisha’s Jhilli Dalabehera bagged the bronze and gold medals respectively.
Olympic-bound Mirabai smashed the world report within the ladies’s 49kg clear and jerk en-route her bronze. She lifted 86kg in snatch earlier than setting a brand new world mark of 119kg in clear and jerk for a complete of 205kg.
Jhilli, a junior world championship bronze medallist, took house the gold within the ladies’s 45kg occasion, which is a non-Olympic class.
The Asian Weightlifting Championships is a gold stage qualifying occasion for the Tokyo Video games. The factors gathered from this occasion will come in useful when the ultimate rankings for the Olympics are made.