Bangladeshi weightlifter Mabia Aktar Simanta clinched gold medal for Bangladesh in the women’s senior-76 kgs of weightlifting competition of the 13th South Asian Games in Nepalese tourist town of Pokhara on Saturday.
Mabia lifted total of 185 kgs (80kgs+105kgs).
BC Priyathi of Sri Lanka clinched silver medal in the women’s senior -76 kgs
and Tara Devi of Nepal secured bronze medal.
Earlier, Bangladesh clinched three silver and three bronze medals in weightlifting discipline of the ongoing regional meet.
Fullpoti Chakma clinched the first silver in women’s -55 kgs whileRokeya Sultana Sathy clinched silver in women’s senior -71 kgs and MdShakayetHossain in men’s senior -89 kgs.
Three other Bangladeshi weightlifters – ShabiraMolla, FayemaAkhter and Mostain Bella – clinched bronze medals in their respective events.
Shabira clinched bronze in women’s senior -49 kgs, Fayema in women’s - 59 kgs and Mostain in men’s senior -61 Kgs.