A happy hunting ground for Indian weightlifters


New Delhi: A new rule prevented India from changing the weight categories of its lifters for maximum benefit, but the country’s 15-strong contingent headlined Mirabai Chanuis still expected to return with a bag full of medals from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth tournaments, be it the CWG or the Commonwealth Championships, have been a happy hunting ground for Indian weightlifters, who enjoy the absence of traditional superpowers like China and North Korea.