Arunachal Pradesh weightlifter wins three gold medals

Updated: Jan 04, 2011, 14:14 PM IST

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh weightlifter
Hitlar Tagru won three gold medals in the 6th National Youth
Weightlifting Championship held at Yamuna Nagar in Haryana.

Tagru, first lifted 96kg in the snatch event to finish on
top in that category, he then followed it up with a lift of
122kg in the clean and jerk to once again claim the top
position. And hence, the total lift of 218kg (96+122) finally
gave him his third gold medal in the 62kg weight category.

Tagru lifted 6kg more than his best effort in the
Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship which was held at
Penang in Malaysia, where he had won the bronze medal,
said Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) joint secretary and
Arunachal Weightlifting Association President Techi Abraham.

Hailing from remote Tali area of Kurung Kumey district of
Arunachal Pradesh, Tagru is a student of Army Sports Institute
in Pune.