Commonwealth Games 2014: Rajinder Rahelu Wins Silver in Powerlifting, Sakina Khatun Gets Bronze

Rajinder Rahelu picked up a total of 180.5 kg to finish second in men's heavyweight category, while Sakina Khatun won the bronze in the women's lightweight.

updated: August 03, 2014 13:37 IST
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Rajinder Rahelu competes in Powerlifting Men's Heavyweight during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Glasgow: Indian powerlifters Rajinder Rahelu and Sakina Khatun stole the limelight on the penultimate day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games winning the silver and the bronze medal in their respective events here on Saturday. (Day 10 Blog | Results | Medals)

Rahelu, whose legs were affected with polio, won the silver medal in the men's heavyweight category at the Clyde Auditorium. Rahelu picked up a total of 180.5 kg to get the silver while Nigerian Abdulazeez Ibrahim clinched the gold with a lift of 197 kg. Malaysian Jong Yee Khie got the bronze with a lift of 178 kg. (India Roundup: Pallikal-Joshana Grab Gold, India Pick Up Medals Aplenty on Penultimate Day)

Sakina won the bronze in the women's lightweight (up to 61 kg) category, which was the first medal of the day. Sakina lifted a total weight of 88.2 kg to finish third.

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