Commonwealth Senior, Junior & Youth Weightlifting Championships

Sathish Sivalingam in commonwealth weightlifting championship

Commonwealth senior, junior and youth weight lifting Championship were held between 4th September to 6th September in Gold Coast, Australia and Indian weight lifters came out with flying colors, winning 43 medals including 26 gold medals.

The Championship was divided into three parts :

  • Senior (Any age-limit)
  • Junior (18-20 years)
  • Youth (17 years and below)

Indian Result at Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championships:

Player Weight DOB / Age Snatch Clean and Jerk Total Medal
SAIKHOM Mirabi Chanu Women 48 Kg 08:08:1994 – 23 Year 85 Kg 104 Kg 189 Kg Gold Medal
Sanjita Chanu Women 53 Kg 02:01:1994 – 23 Year 85 Kg 110 Kg 195 Kg Gold Medal
MATSA Santoshi Women 53 Kg 10.03.1994 – 23 Year 86 Kg 108 Kg 194 Kg Silver Medal
ROUT Saraswati Women 58 Kg 10.06.1995 – 22 Year 82 Kg 97 Kg 179 kg Bronze Medal
GUPTA Vandna Women 63 Kg 17.12.1994 – 22 Year 88 Kg 109 Kg 197 Kg Bronze Medal
YADAV Punam Women 69 Kg 09.07.1995 – 22 Year 97 Kg 120 Kg 217 Kg Silver Medal
SEEMA Women 75 Kg 14.09.1997 – 19 Year 91 Kg 111 Kg 202 Kg Silver Medal
GURURAJA Men 56 Kg 15.08.1992 – 25 Year 107 Kg 139 Kg 246 Kg Bronze Medal
DERU Jimjang Men 62 Kg 01.10.1998 – 18 Year 110 Kg
LATHER Deepak Men 69 Kg 25:03:2000 – 17 Year 138 Kg 157 Kg 295 Kg Bronze Medal
Sathish Kumar Men 74 Kg 23.03.1992 – 25 Year 148 Kg 172 Kg 320 Kg Gold Medal
RAGALA Venkat Rahul Men 85 Kg 16:03:1997 – 20 Year 156 Kg 195 Kg 351 Kg Gold Medal
THAKUR Vikas Men 94 Kg 14:11:1993 – 23 Year 150 Kg 190 Kg 340 Kg Bronze Medal
PRADEEP Singh Men 105 Kg 04:01:1995 – 22 Year 147 Kg 195 Kg 342 Kg Gold Medal
GURDEEP Singh Men +105 Kg 01:10:1995 – 21 Year 161 Kg 210 Kg 371 Kg Bronze Medal

  • Women

In the 48Kg women category Olympian Mirabhai Chanu clinched Gold after successfully lifting weight of 189Kg in total. Sanjitha Chanu on the other hand won gold too in 53 Kg category weight, after lifting 85 Kg in snatch
and 110 Kg in C&J.

Matsa Santoshi secured silver medal in same category after lifting 86 in Snatch and 108 Kg in Clean and Jerk categorry.

Saraswati Rout won bronze in the 58Kg category after lifting a total weight of 179Kg. Vandna gupta secured a bronze medal in 63Kg category after completing 197Kg total weight.

Punam yadav settled to Silver after lifting 217Kg in 69 Kg category whiile 19 years young Seema also won silver after successfully lifting 202Kg.

  • MEN

In the men category, India secured 3 gold, 3 bronze as Satish kumar ( 74Kg category), Venkat rahul Ragala (105Kg category) and Pradeep Singh(105 Kg category) grabbed the gold medals with 320Kg, 351Kg and 342Kg respectively. On the other hand Deru Jimjang couldn’t qualify, as the 18year young could only manage 110Kg in Snatch and failed to lift anything in Clean & jerk.

Indian Result at Commonwealth Junior Weightlifting Championships:

(Age Limit – 18 – 20 Year )

Player Weight DOB – Age Snatch Clean And Jerk Total Medal
Jhilli DALABEHERA Women 48 Kg 03.02.1999 – 18 Year 67 Kg 87 Kg 154 Kg – 1/2 Gold Medal
Purnima Chanu Women 53 Kg 04.05.1998 – 18 Year 66 Kg 80 Kg 146 Kg – 3/6 Bronze medal
Ananya Vijay Women 53 Kg 14.01.2001 – 16 Year 70 Kg 90 Kg 160 Kg – 1/6 Gold Medal
Erra DEEXITHA Women 58 Kg 25.09.1997 – 19 Year 73 Kg 94 Kg 167 Kg – 1/8 Gold Medal
Umeshwori Devi Women 63 Kg 28.07.2002 – 15 Year 72 Kg 89 Kg 161 Kg – 2/6 Silver Medal
Nirupama Devi Women 69 Kg 05.10.2000 – 16 Year 75 Kg 102 Kg 178 Kg – 1/5 Gold Medal
SEEMA Women 75 Kg 14.09.1997 – 19 Year 91 Kg 111 Kg 202 Kg – 1/3 Gold Medal
Purnima PANDEY Women 90 Kg 16.10.1999 – 17 Year 94 Kg 121 Kg 215 Kg – Gold Medal
Jeremy LALRINNUNGA Men 56 Kg 26.10.2002 – 14 Year 109 Kg 131 Kg 240 Kg – 1/3 Gold Medal
Raja MUTHUPANDI Men 62 Kg 12.01.2000 – 17 Year 110 Kg 156 Kg 266 Kg – 1/5 Gold Medal
Deepak LATHER Men 69 Kg 25.03.2000 – 17 Year 138 Kg 157 Kg 295 Kg – 1/6 Gold Medal
SINGH Ajay Men 77 Kg 17.04.1997 – 20 Year 140 Kg 170 Kg 310 Kg – 1/7 Gold Medal
Venkat Rahul Men 85 Kg 16.03.1997 – 20 Year 156 Kg 195 Kg 351 Kg – 1/7 Gold Medal
TABA Kojum Men 94 Kg 18.06.1997 – 20 Year 140 Kg 177 Kg 317 Kg – 1/4 Gold Medal
LOVEPREET Singh Men 105 Kg 06.09.1997 – 19 Year 150 Kg 175 Kg 325 Kg – 1/5 Gold Medal
Tejpal Singh Men +105 Kg 25.12.1998 – 18 Year 135 Kg 178 Kg 313 Kg – 3/3 Bronze medal

It was raining medals for India at junior level as the weightlifters clinched 13 Gold medals out of 15 weight categories (8 men and 7 women).

Jeremy Lalrinnunga

14 year young Jeremy Lalrinnuga, who is trained by the Indian Army remained the star attraction in the whole championship, he lifted a total weight of 240 Kg (109 Kg in Snatch and 131 Kg in Clean & Jerk) to take the first position in men’s 56kg weight category.

Indian Result at Commonwealth Youth Weightlifting Championships:

(Age Limit – 17 Year and Below) 

Player Event DOB – Age Snatch Clean And Jerk Total Medal
Ormila Devi KONSAM Women 44 Kg 20.03.2002 – 15 Year 57 Kg 77 Kg 134 Kg – 1/2 Gold Medal
Sneha SOREN Women 48 Kg 02.05.2001 – 16 Year 60 Kg 78 Kg 138 Kg – 1/3 Gold Medal
Vijay Ananya Women 53 Kg 14.01.2001 – 16 year 66 Kg 80 Kg 146 Kg – 1/4 Gold Medal
Trupti Sanjay Women 58 Kg 20.09.2001 – 15 Year 65 Kg 83 Kg 148 Kg – 2/8 Silver Medal
Umeshwori Devi Women 63 Kg 28.07.2002 – 15 Year 72 Kg 89 Kg 161 Kg – 2/6 Silver Medal
Nikeeta Valmik Women 69 Kg 22.07.2000 – 17 Year 72 Kg 91 Kg 163 Kg – 1/5 Gold Medal
Anju Devi Women 75 Kg 18.07.2001 – 16 Year 73 Kg 934 Kg 167 Kg – 2/4 Bronze Medal
Jeremy LALRINNUNGA Men 56 Kg 26.10.2002 – 14 Year 109 Kg 131 Kg 240 Kg – 1/3 Gold Medal
Zakhuma Men 56 Kg 01-04-2001 – 16 Year 95 Kg 120 Kg 215 Kg – 2/3 Silver Medal
Raja MUTHUPANDI Men 62 Kg 12.01.2000 – 17 Year 110 Kg 156 Kg 266 Kg – 1/5 Gold Medal
LATHER Deepak Men 69 Kg 25.03.2000 – 17 Year 138 Kg 157 Kg 295 Kg – 1/6 Gold Medal
Varun RAGALA Men 77 Kg 08.04.2000 – 17 Year 125 Kg 171 Kg 296 Kg – 1/6 Gold Medal
Abhishek POONIA Men 77 Kg 15.12.2000 – 16 Year 112 Kg 144 Kg 256 Kg – 3/6 Bronze Medal

Indian youth wrestlers continued the gold hunt for the nation by winning 13 medals including 8 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.

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India finished the championship on number one position, leading all the commonwealth nations in wrestling.