Asian Games 2014: Indian Weightlifters Off to Disappointing Start

India weightlifters finished in the bottom half of the table on the first day of Asian Games 2014 competitions.

updated: September 20, 2014 18:17 IST
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Incheon: India started their weightlifting campaign on a dismal note as all three of them who took the field on Saturday finished in the bottom half of the table in their respective weight categories in both men's and women's divisions at the Asian Games here. (Complete coverage of Asian Games 2014)

In Women's 48kg category, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu -- the gold and silver medallist of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games -- came a cropper by finishing tenth and ninth respectively in a field of 13 weightlifters.

Another Commonwealth gold medallist Sukhen Dey, meanwhile, finished a lowly 12th in men's 56kg category out of 14 lifters.

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