CHIANG MAI (Thailand): Sonia Chanu finished 14th in the women’s 48kg category on the opening day of the World weightlifting championships here on Monday.

This is an Olympics qualification event with the total team classification points from last year’s World championships and this meet counting towards quota places for Beijing.

The results: Women: 48kg: 1. Chen Xiexia (Chn) Snatch 96, clean and jerk 118, total 214kg; 2. Pamsiri Bunpphithak (Tha) 86, 110, 196kg; 3. Pensiri Laosirkul (Tha) 83, 112, 195kg; 14. Sonia Chanu (Ind) 70, 98, 168kg.

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