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Ragala Venkat Rahul won 2 Gold and 1 Silver at 16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships

Mar 7, 2014 17:10 IST

Ragala Venkat Rahul won 2 Gold and 1 Silver on the second day of the 16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship on 6 March 2014. The Championship is being held at Bangsean in Thailand.

Rahul won the medals in 77-kg category of boys. He bagged Gold each in Clean & Jerk (163 kg) and in total lift (296 kg). The Silver was won in snatch (133 kg).

The championship is the continental qualification event for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games. The 2nd Youth Olympic Games are to be held in August 2014 in Nanjing, China.

imageLalu Taku (boys, 62kg), Mohin Chavan (girls, 44 kg) and TBC Lalchhanhima (boys, 56kg) finished fourth in their respective categories.

In 2013, 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship was held at Al Sadd Sports Club in Doha, Qatar.

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