Shailaja, Monika disappoint

DOHA: Monika Laishram Devi finished 10th and Shailaja Pujari ended up ninth in their respective weight categories as India continued its disappointing performance in the World weightlifting championships here on Sunday.

Monika compiled a total of 210kg (snatch 90kg, clean and jerk 120kg) for her 10th place in the women's 69kg class, while Shailaja, lucky to be still competing despite two dope positives back home, had an aggregate of 222kg (snatch 97kg, clean and jerk 125kg) in the 75kg division.

Russian Zarena Kasaeva won the gold in the 69kg category with a total of 275kg, with the silver and bronze going to Chinese Liu Haixia (274kg) and Russian Olga Kiseleva (250kg) respectively.

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