Indian team secured the first spot in the medal tally of Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2019 held at Samoa, a country in Oceania. 37 Indian players participated in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Apia, Samoa. It won 35 medals including 22 golds, 10 silvers and 3 bronze medals in the youth, junior, and senior categories.
India also broke a total of 22 records in all 3 age groups in World, Asian, Commonwealth and National level as well as set a new junior record at Commonwealth and National level.
Top wins of India:
Mirabai Chanu won gold in women’s 49 kg with a total lift of 191 kg. She is gold medalist at 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Khel Ratna awardee.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga competing in 67 kg male event broke a youth world record with lift of 136 kg in snatch. This same lift also set new youth record at Asian,
Jhilli Dalabehera won gold in women’s 45kg event. She set 6 records with a clean and jerk lift of 94 kg and total lift of 164 kg at Commonwealth (Senior and Junior) and Junior National level.
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports:
Founded on: 1982 as Asian Games
Renamed in: 1985 as Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, became Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2000
Headquarters: New Delhi, India
Minister responsible: Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge)
The Ministry administers the Department of youth affairs and Department of Sports in India.