06 April 2018

CWG 2018- Deepak Lather Becomes Youngest Weightlifter to Win Medal

CWG 2018- Deepak Lather Becomes Youngest Weightlifter to Win Medal


Teenager Deepak Lather became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a bronze in the men’s 69kg category. The 18-year-old from Haryana lifted a total of 295kg (136kg+159kg) to finish third after his nearest rival, Vaipava Loane, fouled his last two lifts to end with a total of 292kg.

He held the 62kg category national record at 15. He trained at the Army Sports Institute as a diver before being pushed into weightlifting by the coaches there.

Source- The Hindu

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