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India to lead the medals tally

The first day India bagged 15 medals, including six gold, to begin their campaign in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Cape Town. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Soniya Chanu fetched a gold each in snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift in senior women’s 48kg category. She lifted a total of 174kg.

India’s impressive show continued as their medals tally swelled to 33, including 15 gold, on the second day of the competition at Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday.

Shaya Devi (53kg senior women), Pramila Krisani (53kg youth girls), Matsa Santoshi (53kg junior women), L Ajit Singh (50kg youth boys) and Apurba Chetia (56kg youth boys) were among the gold medal winners.

Indians have, so far, also won 12 silver and six bronze medals.