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Indian secured the first spot in the medal tally of Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship

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.

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