India's Jhilli Dalabehera clinched the golden medal successful the 45kg class astatine the Asian Weightlifting Championship successful Tashkent, Uzbekistan connected Sunday. It was lone a two-lifter tract arsenic Dalabehera made the astir of the accidental to amended her grounds astatine the continental level.
Jhilli, a inferior satellite title bronze medallist, lifted 69kg successful the snatch and followed that up by 88kg successful cleanable jerk for a full of 157kg astatine the golden level Olympic qualifier lawsuit which was postponed past twelvemonth owed to the pandemic. However, 45kg is not an Olympic value category.
Despite winning the golden connected Sunday, Dalabehera's was obscurity adjacent to her idiosyncratic best. Her 157kg full was lesser than the 162kg (71kg+91kg) she had lifted astatine the aforesaid lawsuit successful 2019.
Congratulations Dalabehera Jhilli connected your #Goldat the 2020 ASIAN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS (Qualification Event for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games) Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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With the win, Jhilli bettered her silver-winning show successful the past edition. However, it was an underwhelming show arsenic she had lifted 162kg (71kg+91kg) astatine the aforesaid lawsuit successful 2019.
Her golden was India's 2nd medal of the tourney arsenic prima weightlifter Mirabai Chanu smashed the satellite grounds successful the cleanable and jerk class en way a bronze medal connected Saturday.
The Olympic-bound Chanu lifted 86kg successful snatch and a satellite grounds of 119kg successful cleanable and jerk for a full of 205kg, which was besides her idiosyncratic best. (With PTI inputs)