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India won 13 medals on the opening day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Apia, Samoa today. 

The medals comprised 8 Gold, 3 silver and 2 Bronze. Former world champion Mirabai Chanu led the Indian medal rush in the senior women's 49 kg event to win the gold medal in the Olympic qualifying event. 

She lifted a total of 191 kg. Jhilli Dalabehra also clinched the first place on the podium with a lift of 154 kg in the senior women's 45 kg event which is not an Olympic weight category. 

In the senior women's 55 kg, Soroikhaibam Bindyarani Devi won the gold while silver went to Matsa Santoshi. 

In the senior men's 55kg category, Rishikanta Singh grabbed the gold with a total lift of 235 kg.




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