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  Lifter Jhilli wins Commonwealth silver medal
08 Dec 2021
 

Odisha iron woman Jhilli Dalabehera won a silver medal in womens 49kg category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent in Uzbekistan today. She lifted a total of 167kg, which included 73kg in snatch and 94kg in clean & jerk.

Peter Stella Kingsley of Nigera won the gold medal ahead of Jhilli with a total effort of 168kg (72+96). This was the 10th international medal for the Odisha lifter, who hails from Khurda district and works for Indian Railways.

Jhilli was competing in the weight category of Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu who had pulled out of the Commonwealth Championships as well as the World Championships which are being held simultaneously in Tashkent.

 

The Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships also served as qualifying event of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham.

The gold medalists in each weight category in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships directly qualify for the 2022 and the rest will qualify through Commonwealth rankings.
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PHOTO: Odisha woman international Jhilli Dalabehera posing with her Commonwealth Championship medal and the tricolor in Tashkent on 8 December 2021.

 
   

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