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Indians continue to shine in Youth Weightlifting C'ships

May 29, 2013 15:52 IST

Akshay B Gaikwad clinched three gold medals while Lalu Taku bagged a silver and two bronze as Indian Weightlifters continued to shine at the 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships in Doha.

After two days, India now have secured eight gold, five silver and four bronze medals in the championship.

Akshay clinched a gold each in snatch and clean and jerk (C&J) with efforts of 109kg and 135kg respectively, to secure overall first position in the 62kg category.

Lalu (69 kg) bagged a silver in snatch and followed it up with a bronze in C&J and finished with overall effort of 242 kg to claim another bronze.

In the 44kg girls category, Chandrika Tarafdar had secured overall first position yesterday by lifting totalweight of 131kg in the two lifts while fellow team-mate Dipali Gursale had to settle for a silver with an overall effort of 123 kg in the same discipline.

Earlier, TBC Lalchhanhima (56kg) claimed overall bronze with lifts of 90 and 130kg.

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