Sri Lanka wins gold and bronze at Singapore Open International Weightlifting Championships

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Open International Weightlifting Championships, the final qualifiers for the Commonwealth Games, kicked off today.

Srimali Samarakoon won the gold medal for Sri Lanka in the women's 49kg event.

Srimali was able to lift a total of 151kg with 65kg of Snatch and 86kg of Clean and Jerk.

Meanwhile, Dilanka Isuru Kumara won the bronze medal for Sri Lanka in the men's 55 kg weightlifting event.

The total weight he lifted was 238 kilograms.

Meanwhile, Indika Dissanayake and several other medal hopefuls will enter the field tomorrow.