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Indian weightlifters finish with three silver medals in South Korea

In Weightlifting, Indian weightlifters finished the Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Jinju, South Korea, with three silver medals. Yesterday, Ajith Narayana and Achinta Sheuli were the only two Indian weightlifters competing in the men’s 73kg category.

However, the duo failed to add to India’s medals tally. Ajith Narayana, who was competing in his first international weightlifting event, topped Group B with a combined lift of 307kg.

Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist Achinta Sheuli, meanwhile, finished second in Group B with a total lift of 305kg.

However, after the final standings were announced following the completion of Group A, Ajith Narayana and Achinta Sheuli could only rank ninth and tenth, respectively.

Bindyarani Devi had opened India’s medals account at the Jinju meet with a silver medal in the women’s 55kg category on Saturday.

A total of six Indian weightlifters competed at the continental championships, which is second in the series of qualifying events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023 will run till May 13 but India doesn’t have any representation in any of the remaining categories.
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