Indian lifters book 3 quota places for Youth Olympic Games

New Delhi: Indian lifters booked two quota places among boys and one among girls for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in China in August after the conclusion of the 16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships at Bangsaen in Thailand on Saturday.

The Championship was the continental qualification event for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games to be held in August in Nanjing, China.

"Indian girls team was declared runner up with 164 points and as a result got 1 quota/berth for ensuing 2nd YOG Nanjing. 2 boys have already qualified for Nanjing YOG 2014," Indian Weightlifting Federation vice-president Sahdev Yadav said.

In the men`s section, India added one silver and two bronze through Karanbir Singh Bal in boys 94 kg category.

Karanbir, who was competing in his first international event, lifted 127kg in snatch for a silver and then went on to bag a bronze each in clean and jerk (153kg) and total lift (280kg).

On Thursday, Ragala Venkat Rahul had won two gold and one silver in the boys 77kg weight category. He had bagged a silver in snatch (133kg) and a gold each in clean and jerk (163kg)and in total lift (296kg).