Weightlifter Jimjang Deru of Arunachal Pradesh on 17 January 2015 created national record in weightlifting by lifting 238 kilograms under the 56 kilograms category. He created the record at the 10th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
He lifted 103 kilograms in snatch and 135 kilograms in Clean & Jerk to clinch the Gold.
Earlier in the first week of January 2015, he became the Asian Youth Champion in the 56-kg category at the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Doha, Qatar.
Deru is the national champion in the 56-kg category for past three years. He broke his own record set in 2014 at the 9th Youth National Weightlifting Championship held at Guwahati.
Other winners from Arunachal Pradesh were
• Yukar Tachack – he clinched the Silver for 62 kg weight category by lifting a total of 220 kilograms. He lifted 100 kilograms in Snatch and 120 kilograms in Clean and Jerk.
• Dampi Umpai – he won the Bronze medal in the Under-56 kilograms weight category by lifting 204 kilograms. He lifted 90 kilogram in Snatch and 114 kilogram in Clean & Jerk
When: 17 January 2015
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