Rahul bags 3 more golds for India in Asian Youth Weightlifting

Updated: Nov 09, 2012, 18:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Ragala Venkat Rahul won three gold medals to help India increase their medals tally to seven on the second day of the 14th Asian Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championships at Yangon, Myanmar on Friday.

Competing in the 77kg weight category, Rahul secured the yellow metals in snatch, clean and jerk and overall with a total lift of 280 kgs.

Rahul, who is also competing in the junior section, only took two lifts -- one each in snatch and in clean and jerk -- to secure the three gold medals.

Earlier, riding on Aruna Santa`s two gold medals and a bronze in boys 56kg class India won four medals on the opening day of the championship yesterday.

Santa won a bronze in snatch with a lift of 95kg before securing a gold each in clean and jerk and total lift with efforts of 126 kg and 221 kg respectively.

Chandrika Tarafdar won the other medal for India yesterday in youth girls` 44kg category. She won a silver with a total lift of 132 kg.