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CWG 2014: Powerlifter Sakina wins bronze, Basha fails

IANS 02 Aug 2014, 22:58:30 PM IST
Glasgow: Indian powerlifter Sakina Khatun won the bronze in the women's lightweight (up to 61kg) category to give the country its first medal of day 10 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Saturday.

Sakina lifted a total weight of 88.2 kg to finish third.

Esther Oyema (136 kg) of Nigeria took home the gold while England's Natalie Blake took home the silver with a 100.2 kg lift.

But there was disappointment from para powerlifter Farman Basha, who failed to finish in men's light weight group B. Farman's first lift of 145 kg was declared 'no lift' while his second attempt of 147kg was a 'good lift' after which he pulled out.