Odia weightlifter Jhili Dalabehera wins silver in Asian Championships

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Bhubaneswar: Odia weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera brought the first medal for India at the Asian Weightlifting Championships with a silver medal in the women’s 45kg category in Ningbo, China on Sunday.

The Odisha-born weightlifter clinched a place on the podium with a lift of 167kg only to be behind Vietnam’s Huyen Thi Vijong in the A category.

The Odisha Sports and Youth Services Department announced the achievement of the Odia girl on its official Twitter handle.

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Last year, Dalabehera won bronze at the IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships in the 48kg division.

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