Soniya, Sandhya win India’s first CWG medals

NEW DELHI: India’s Soniya Chanu and Sandhya Rani Devi won India’s first medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, picking up the silver and bronze respectively in the women’s weightlifting 48kg category here Monday.

The gold went to Nigerian Augustina Nwaokolo, who also set a Commonwealth record. She had a total lift of 175kg, with 77kg in the snatch and 98kg in the clean and jerk sections.

Chanu had a total lift of 165 kg. She lifted 73 kg in snatch and 94kg in the clean and jerk section.

Sandhya Rani had a total lift of 165kg (snatch 70kg, clean and jerk 95 kg.(IANS)

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