Highlights

  • Bindyarani lifted a best of 86 kg in her snatch event
  • She showed super-impressive strength to finish with a 116 kg in the clean and jerk

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Indian weightlifter Bindyarani Devi capped off a great day for India with a silver medal in the women’s 55 kg category

Indian weightlifter Bindyarani Devi capped off a great day for India with a silver medal in the women’s 55 kg category.

Bindyarani lifted a best of 86 kg in her snatch event that put her in the third spot early on, 6 kg behind the top spot.

It was the clean and jerk though where she showed some amazing form. She was in fact still third before her final lift, which was also the last attempt of the entire event.

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Yet, she kept her composure and showed super-impressive strength to finish with a 116 kg in the clean and jerk, a Commonwealth Games record and 5 more than the gold medal winner - Adijat Adenike from Nigeria.

Her overall total was 202 kg and she finished just a solitary kilo behind her counterpart from Nigeria.

Her silver meant that India had bagged a medal each in all the four weightlifting events of the day, a Super Saturday for Team India in Birmingham.

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