Seven Commonwealth Games Medallists in Weightlifting Squad for Asian Games

Of the 10 lifters who have made the cut in the Asian Games squad, nine of them were part of the Indian contingent at the CWG. Seven of these 10 weightlifters had bagged medals there, including three gold medals.

updated: August 21, 2014 12:30 IST
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Gold medal winner India's Sukhen Dey celebrates after the men's 56 kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


New Delhi: Seven medallists from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have made it to the 10-member Indian squad for the upcoming Asiad in Incheon, where they would look to build on their new-found clean image having purged the sins related to past doping controversies.

India brought home as many as 12 medals from Scotland but what also made news was that none of the athletes were found to have tested positive.

Five men and as many women will represent India at the Asiad, to be held in the Korean city from September 19 to October 4.

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