Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Deepak Lather wins Bronze, takes India's tally to 4

The 18-year-old from Haryana lifted a total of 295kg (136kg+159kg) to finish third.

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: Deepak Lather wins Bronze, takes India's tally to 4

Gold Coast: Teenager Deepak Lather on Friday became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a bronze in the men's 69-kg category in Australia's Gold Coast.

The 18-year-old from Haryana lifted a total of 295kg (136kg+159kg) to finish third after his nearest rival, Vaipava Loane, fouled his last two lifts to end with a total of 292kg.

Gareth Evans of Wales won Gold with a combined weight lift of 299kg and Sri Lanka's Indika clinched Silver with a lift of 297kg. 

Lather, competing in his maiden Commonwealth Games, holds the distinction of being the youngest to hold the national record as well.

He held the 62kg category national record at 15.

He trained at the Army Sports Institute as a diver before being pushed into weightlifting by the coaches there.

Earlier, Mirabai Chanu (48kg) and Sanjita Chanu (53kg) won gold medals in the women's competition and P Gururaja claimed a silver in the men's 56kg category.

The Indian weightlifters have so far claimed four medals in the event.

With this, India now has four medals so far at the Gold Coast CWG events.

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