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Lifter Chandrika wins bronze at Youth Championships

September 19, 2012 18:49 IST

Chandrika Tarafdar on Wednesday became the first Indian to win a medal in Youth World Weightlifting Championships after she bagged two bronze in the girls' 44kg category on the opening day at Kosice, Slovakia.

Tarafdar won a bronze each in clean and jerk and total lift. She lifted 55kg in snatch, 74kg in clean and jerk for a total effort of 129kg.

This is the first time in the history of Youth World Weightlifting Championships that an Indian has won a medal.

Mao Xiangmei of China won a bronze in snatch and gold in the total lift -- on lesser bodyweight.

Romanian lifter Csengeri Monica Suneta lifted exactly the same -- 139kg -- in total but had to settle for silver as she had more bodyweight than the Chinese.

Suneta managed to grab the gold in snatch and another silver in clean and jerk.

India are being represented by eight lifters in the championships -- two boys and six girls.

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