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Ben Turner showed his strength in the 69kg division.

Turner snatches victory

18 Mar 06 12:23
Australia’s Ben Turner has snatched victory in the Men’s 69kg Weightlifting, with Malaysia second and India third.
India's latest Weightlifting champion, Yumnam Chanu.

India wins, Aussie retires

18 Mar 06 08:05
India has won the Women’s 58kg Weightlifting, with Canada taking silver on bodyweight after tying with Australia’s Natasha Barker, who announed her retirement after the event.
Canada took gold in the Women's 53kg Weightlifting.

New record raises the bar

17 Mar 06 12:10
More Games records have been smashed, with Canadian Canadian Maryse Turcotte lifting 188kg in the Women’s 53kg Weightlifting final.
The Men's 62kg Weightlifting medallists celebrate.

Sri Lanka celebrates Weightlifting gold

17 Mar 06 08:54
Sri Lanka’s Chinthana Vidanage has won the gold medal in the Men’s 62kg Weightlifting event.
Yourik Sarkisian, lifting since the 1980 Olympics.

Veteran Sarkisian lifts for Australia 

16 Mar 06 23:51
It is almost 26 years since Yourik Sarkisian, representing the Soviet Union, won a silver medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics - now he lifts for Australia.
Weightlifter Baharom Mohd Faizal Bin of Malaysia.

Malaysia's medal count is lifted

16 Mar 06 12:30
Malaysia dominated the Men's 56kg Weightlifting class winning the gold and the bronze on day one of the games.
India's Kunjarani Devi Nameirakpam.

India snatches victory

16 Mar 06 06:18
The Games first Gold medal has been awarded in the Women’s 48kg class to Indian dynamo, Kunjarani Devi Nameirakpam.
India's Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi has won 51 medals in international competition.

Weight of India on shoulders

15 Mar 06 10:48
One of the International Weightlifting Federation's 100 greatest lifters of the 20th Century, Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi is competing for her 52nd international medal.
Ignisious Gaisah, one of Ghana's medal hopes.

Ghana looks to lifters

07 Mar 06 23:44
Athletics and Weightlifting events are Ghana's greatest medal chances, with strong hopes pinned on lifter Michael Abotsi.
Yourik Sarkisian of Australia in the Mens Up to 62kgs Weightlifting Final at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Champs in Aust Weightlifting team

14 Feb 06 06:37
Manchester gold medallists Yourik Sarkisian and Alexsan Karapetyan have been confirmed as the powerhouses of the fifteen member Australian Commonwealth Games Weightlifting team.

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