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Men:

56kg:

Chathuranga Jayasooriya (Sri): The lifter had done his season's best with a performance of 240kg in the Commonwealth championship in Pune, where he had finished at the fourth place. India’s Sukhen Dey had won the title with 244kg total. However, Jayasooriya’s 111kg in snatch, the best performance in the Pune event, was a Sri Lankan record.

K. Ramana (Ind): A National champion who has won international medals and stands a good chance of securing gold gmedal for the host in the Games. He had achieved his season best 251kg in the National championship in December last. Guru Raja is the other Indian in the fray in this category.

62kg:

Sudesh Peiris (Sri): A star lifter of the country, who had bagged a bronze medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a silver in the following edition. The 30-year-old had recorded his season best performance of 263kg to finish 36th in the World championships in Houston, US, last year.

Bikash Thapa (Nep): The 26-year-old Nepalese had participated in the 2014 Asian Games and had returned a total of 228kg. He will be a leading performer for his country.

Bella Mostain (Ban): A prominent Bangladeshi lifter who has competed in the Asian Games.

Gopal Anabarasu (Ind): The 1986-born lifter who has a career best performance of 266kg did a total of 260kg in the National championship at Patiala last December. He and Peiris should fight it out for the title in this weight category..

Women:

48kg:

S. Mirabai Chanu: She achieved her season best total of 183kg for a highly creditable ninth place in the World Championships in Houston, US, last December. A silver medallist in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Commonwealth championship, the 21-year-old is one of the most prominent lifters in India and should be a firm favourite for the title in the games. Jahura Akter Reshma (Ban): Has participated in the Asian youth and World youth championships.

53kg:

Harshdeep Kaur (Ind): She lifted a total of 186kg to win the National championship in December last year Will be a strong contender for the top honour in the games..

Devi Kumari Chaudhary (Nep): The 30-year-old is one of the three experienced lifters from Nepal.

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Men:

69kg:

M. Dissanayake (Sri): A strong gold medal contender, the 26-year-old won a bronze medal in the Commonwealth championship with a total lift of 290kg. He had also done 290kg in the Asian championship in September last.

Prakash KC (Nep): A well-known name in Nepal, Prakash had been a national record holder and will be one of the leading lifters from his country.

Shimul Kanti Singha (Ban): The 29-year-old experienced lifter had participated in the 2014 Asian Games.

Sambo Lapung (Ind): The 19-year-old lifter from Arunachal Pradesh has shown a lot of promise and won a gold medal in the Asian Youth championship in Doha two years ago. He did his season best of 284kg to win the title in the National championship in December last.

77kg:

Cinthala Vidanage (Sri): The 34-year-old can Sri Lankan hope to end up among the medallists. He had achieved his season best, 290kg, in the World championship in November last.

Esmatullah Rustam Khil (Afg): The 23-year-old Afghan lifter took part in the 2014 Asian Games and finished 12th with a total of 230kg.

Hamidul Islam (Ban): The experienced lifter from Bangladesh had won a gold medal for his country in the 11th South Asian Games he will have a tough time retaining it this time because of the presence of a strong home challenge. It was the first international gold medal in weightlifting for Bangladesh after its independence.

S. Sathish Kumar (Ind): The star Indian lifter, who claimed a gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in style, with a total of 328kg, compiled 325kg in the Commonwealth championship at Pune last year. He is the overwhelming favourite to win the gold medal in this category. Ajay Singh is the other Indian in fray in this category.

85kg:

Bhairav Singh Thapa (Nep): A gold medallist in the domestic Grand Prix National championship in Nepal, the 32-year-old will hold some hope for home fans.

Vikas Thakur (Ind): He lifted an aggregate of 335kg to win the title in the Commonwealth championship in Pune and created new a National record by totalling 341kg in the National championship to exhibit his top form. He was second in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with 333kg. He will be a strong contender for gold from the host country.

94kg:

Srimal Abeykoon Karunarathna (Sri): A medal prospect for Sri Lanka. The 30-year-old had bagged a bronze medal by recording his season best showing of 298kg in the Commonwealth championship last year.

Pardeep Singh (Ind): The 20-year-old had lifted a total of 330kg to mark his season best and emerge as the National champion in December last. He will be the front runner for the gold medal in the Games.

105kg:

Shanaka Madusanka Peters (Sri): The 24-year-old Sri Lankan had finished fifth with his season's best performance of 297kg in the Commonwealth championship in Pune last year.

G.S. Abewickrama Avimedille (Sri): Another Sri Lankan lifter in the same weight category. The 27-year-old had come sixth and last with an effort of 290kg in the Commonwealth championship in Pune.

Abdul Raouf Noori (Ban): The 37-year-old seasoned lifter has the experience of participating in the South Asian Games.

V.A. Christopher (Ind): The 29-year-old seasoned lifter is a National champion. He lifted 329kg in the National championship and will be eyeing the gold medal in these games.

+105kg:

Mohammad Hussain Husseni (Afg): The 25-year-old lifter is a big medal hope for Afghanistan.

Gurdeep Singh (Ind): The 20-year-old Indian had done his season best of 345kg at the National championship and will hope to end up high on the podium.

Women:

58kg:

Saraswati Rout (Ind): The 20-year-old emerged as the champion in the National championship at Patiala in December last. She lifted 189kg to take the gold and should be expected to repeat her golden feat in the games.

63kg:

Reena (Ind): She had participated in the 2013 World championship without much success. However, she did 215kg to record her season best at the National championship last. Vandana Gupta and Jasveer Kaur of India have also been named in this category.

Mabia Aktar (Ban): The 16-year-old lifter is a medal prospect for Bangladesh. She won a silver medal in the Commonwealth championship in Pune last year with a total of 176kg.

69kg:

Rakhi Halder (Ind): She lifted 213kg to win the National title in December last. The 22-year-old will be eyeing the gold medal in the games.

Priyanthi Balage (Sri): One of the most noted lifters from Sri Lanka. She did her season best by lifting 175kg and creating a Sri Lankan record in the Asian championship in Thailand last year. She should be hoping for a medal behind the Indian lifter.

75kg:

Kavita Devi (Ind): The 32-year-old bagged the National crown by lifting 217kg at Patiala and will look forward to replicate it in the South Asian Games.

Ashini Surangi Wickramasinghe (Sri): She had ended up at the fourth spot in the Commonwealth championship after doing 155kg. However, her season best is 163kg.

+75kg:

Sushila Panwar (Ind): She had finished second after totalling 213kg in the National championship. Should be gold medal prospect here.

Harischandra Dammika (Sri): The seasoned 30-year-old lifter had compiled 169kg as her season's best.