Punam Yadav lifted a total of 220kg (98+122) and stood seventh in the World Weightlifting Championships, which are being held concurrently in Tashkent until December 17. India being a Commonwealth nation is competing in both.
2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist compatriot R Arockiya Alish clinched bronze for a total lift of 214kg (91+123). Canada’s Maya Laylor won the Commonwealth gold for a total of 229kg (99+130).
Earlier, twice CWG medallist Vikas Thakur clinched the bronze medal in the men’s 96kg at the Commonwealth championships. The seven-time national champion pulled off a combined lift of 339kg (150+189).
“TRIPLE DELIGHT for #VikasThakur bags in Men’s 96kg with a lift of 339kg (150+189) while #PunamYadav wins with a lift of 220kg (98+122) and #Arockiya bags with a lift of 214kg (91+123) in Women’s 76kg at Sr. Commonwealth Championships 2021,” SAI Media tweeted on Wednesday.
TRIPLE DELIGHT🏅for 🇮🇳 #VikasThakur 🏋️♂️bags 🥉in Men’s 96kg with a lift of 339kg (150+189) while #PunamYadav wins… https://t.co/TLgT5LAHLJ
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1639556190000
So far, India have won 12 medals at the Commonwealth championships, including three golds. However, Indian weightlifters, have won only one medal — a clean and jerk gold — at the World Championships.