India won 3 medals in Asian Weightlifting Championships – 2023

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  • In Weightlifting, Indian weightlifters finished the Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Jinju, South Korea, with three silver medals.
  • Ajith Narayana and Achinta Sheuli were the only two Indian weightlifters competing in the men’s 73kg category.
  • However, the duo failed to add to India’s medals tally. Ajith Narayana, who was competing in his first international weightlifting event, topped Group B with a combined lift of 307kg.
  • Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medallist Achinta Sheuli, meanwhile, finished second in Group B with a total lift of 305kg.
  • However, after the final standings were announced following the completion of Group A, Ajith Narayana and Achinta Sheuli could only rank ninth and tenth, respectively.
  • The Asian Weightlifting Championships 2023 will be continued till May 13 but India is not represented in any of the remaining categories.


  • Bindayarani Devi (Women’s 55kg) – Silver Medal in Overall
  • Bindayarani Devi (Women’s 55kg) – Silver Medal in Clean & Jerk
  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Men’s 67kg) – Silver Medal in Snatch

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