Indian lifter wins two medals in Youth World Championships



Indian lifter wins two medals in Youth World ChampionshipsNew Delhi: Rahul Ragala Venkat bagged a silver and a bronze in the boys 77 kg on the fifth day of the Youth World Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday.

Venkat lifted 136kg in snatch to win a silver and his total effort of 296 kg (136+160) fetched him a bronze.

Russia`s Khetag Khugaev won the gold in total lift with an effort of 312kg (144+168) while Ayat Amirbekov of Kazakhstan bagged the silver with 297kg (136+161).

With the two medals today, India`s tally in the championships swelled to two silver and a bronze. Jamjang Deru had won a silver in the boys 50kg category on the opening day.

In boys 69kg today, Sambo Lapung finished 12th in total lift with an effort of 258kg (118+140).

In girls 63kg category, Manpreet Kaur finished 16th in total lift with an effort of 157kg (68+89) while Pompi Saikia was 18th with 152kg (68+84).

The Youth World Championships serves as a qualification event for 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

PTI