Odisha athlete Jhilli Dalabehera wins silver at Asian Weightlifting C’ships

Bhubaneswar: Odisha weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera made both the State and country proud by winning silver at Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo, China on Sunday.

She clinched the silver medal in the women’s 45 kg category with a lift of 167 kg.

Vietnam’s Huyen Thi Vijong won the gold in the A category.

Last year, she had bagged bronze at the IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships in the 48kg category.

Worth mentioning, two women athletes from Odisha brought laurel on Sunday in two different fields. While ace sprinter Dutee Chand set a new national record in women’s 100m by clocking 11.28 seconds at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Jhilli stood second at the international weightlifting event.

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