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India’s superb start at Glasgow 2014

Altogether 235 athletes from 37 countries will compete in the weightlifting event that lasts 8 days.

Media are celebrating India’s “rollicking start” at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.

India won a total of seven medals on the opening day with weightlifters KHUMUKCHAM Sanjita Chanu and DEY Sukhen securing a gold each in weightlifting.

In the Women’s 48kg bodyweight category KHUMUKCHAM Sanjita Chanu had no opponents and won India’s first gold medal at Glasgow 2014.

In her last Clean & Jerk attempt, CHANU SAIKHOM Mirabai (IND) could grab the victory from her compatriot but missed her lift on 98kg. She was awarded the Silver.

Bronze Medallist OPARA Nkechi (NGR) lifted 11kg less than the gold medal winner.

Men’s 56kg bodyweight category brought a second victory for India as DEY Sukhen won the competition with 248kg.

Second place went to the Malaysian lifter MD PISOL Zulhelmi (MAS).

Weightlifting proved to be very profitable for India as MALI Ganesh bagged a bronze with a Total of 244kg.