Commonwealth Games 2014: India Look to Open Medal Account With Weightlifting

Indian weightlifters had done exceedingly well in the 2013 Commonwealth Championships in Johannesburg last November. Many Indian lifters are among the top three of the latest Commonwealth rankings.

updated: July 23, 2014 19:29 IST
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A representational photo depicting the Commonwealth sport of weightlifting.

Glasgow: India's first medal in the 20th Commonwealth Games is expected to come on Thursday from weightlifting when the competitions begin with the women's 48kg and men's 56kg weight categories, respectively, here. (Also read: Commonwealth Games 2014 Open With Glittering Ceremony)

In both weight categories, the Indians are expected to win medals and Thursday's performance may set the stage for their challenge at the Games, where they would look to do better than the 2010 Delhi edition. (Also read: India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow)

Nigeria topped the weightlifting medal charts in 2010 edition with five gold, four silver and five bronze followed by Samoa (3, 0, 0) and India (2, 2, 4). This time also, India, with six lifters from 2010 Games, are likely to maintain that level of performance.

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