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Jayant snatches gold at World Masters Weightlifting C'ship

August 09, 2013 19:12 IST

India Army's Lt Colonel Sudhakar Jayant has won gold medal at the IWF World Masters weightlifting championships, in Turin, Italy.

WeightliftingForty-five-year-old Jayant competing in the 62kg weight category, lifted a total of 192kg. His lift of 87kg in Snatch was a Games record. The lift came in his second attempt.

In Clean and Jerk, he lifted 105kg. Finland's Jari Huuskonen (81 95) won silver while Jan-Olof Åkesson of Sweden took bronze (76 92).

The Armyman, now posted in Jabalpur, had also won gold last year when the competition was held in Ukraine.

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