This Article is From Nov 17, 2010

Monika, Mali flop show in Asian Games weightlifting

Monika, Mali flop show in Asian Games weightlifting
India's disappointing show at the weightlifting competition in the Asian Games continued with Monika Devi and Chandrakanta Mali finishing seventh and 10th respectively in their events here on Wednesday.

Monika, who returned to her pet 69kg weight category after winning a bronze in 75kg in the Commonwealth Games last month, lifted a disappointing 212kg (95+117) to finish seventh in an eight-lifter field.

Liu Chunhong of China won gold with a total lift of 242kg (110+132) while the silver and the bronze went to Indonesia's Sinta Darmariani and Chinese Taipei's Wang Ya Jhen with efforts of 238kg (101+137) and 233kg (100+133) respectively.

Mali, on the other hand, lifted 309kg (138+171) to finish 10th in the men's 85kg category in 13-lifter field. He had lifted 325kg to finish fourth in the Commonwealth Games last month.

Lu Yong of China won the gold with a total lift of 376kg (173+203) while Uzbekistan's Chashemov Mansurbek and South Korea's Kim Kwang Hoon won the silver and the bronze with efforts of 372kg (172+200) and 369kg (160+209) respectively.