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Lifter Rahul wins two gold, a silver in Asian Youth Championships

PTI | March 06, 2014, 21.03 pm IST
Rahul bagged a silver in snatch (133kg) and a gold each in clean and jerk (163kg)and in total lift (296kg.) — DC
India started their weightlifting campaign on a dismal note as all three of them who took the field on Saturday finished in the bottom half of the table in their respective weight categories in both men's and women's divisions at the Asian Games. Photo: DC (Representational purpose)

New Delhi: Ragala Venkat Rahul opened India's medal account in the 16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships by winning two gold and one silver in the boy's 77kg weight category at Bangsaen in Thailand on Thursday.

Rahul bagged a silver in snatch (133kg) and a gold each in clean and jerk (163kg)and in total lift (296kg).

The Championships is the continental qualification event for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games to be held in August in Nanjing, China.

On the second day Wednesday, Lalu Taku finished fourth in boys' 62kg weight category with efforts of 107kg (snatch), 137kg (clean and jerk) and 244kg (total lift).

On the opening day on Tuesday, Mohin Chavan had finished fourth in girls' 44 kg weight category with a total lift of 130kg (55kg + 75kg) while TBC Lalchhanhima had stood fourth in boys' 56 kg category with efforts of 97kg (snatch), 127kg (clean and jerk) and 224kg (total lift).


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