Nine Indian weightlifters to take part in Youth Games

New Delhi: Indian Weightlifting Federation on Wednesday named a nine-member weightlifting team, including four girls, to participate in the 2nd Youth Asian Games to be held at Nanjing, China from August 16.

Chandrika Tarafdar, who last year became the first Indian to win a medal in the Youth World Weightlifting Championships, will spearhead the campaign though the Indians will be taking part in the multi-sport event under the banner of Olympic Council of Asia.

The Indian athletes cannot participate under the national flag after the Indian Olympic Association was banned in December last by the International Olympic Council.

The team:

Youth Girls: Chandrika Tarafdar (48kg); Joti Mal (53kg); Sagolsem Thasana Chanu (58kg); Manpreet Kaur (63kg).

Youth Boys: TBC Lalchhanhima I56kg); Akshay Bhagwan Gaikwad (62kg); Lalu Taku (62kg); Sambo Lapung (69kg); Ragala Venkat Rahul (77kg).
Coaches: Girls: Shyamala Shetty, N Kunjarani Devi
Boys: Narendra Kumar, Vijay Sharma.


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