Assam’s Bedabrat Bharali, 17, clinched gold in men’s 73kg at IWF World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Lima with a 296kg total lift. Last year’s Asian youth champion upgraded from his 67kg bronze to outclass rivals by 12kg


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New Delhi: Assam’s teenage weightlifter Bedabrat Bharali won the gold medal in the men’s 73kg at the IWF World Youth Championships in Lima, Peru. Advertising

Advertising The 17-year-old Bharali finished 12kg clear of his competitors with a total lift of 296kg (136 in snatch and 160 in clean and jerk). Last year Bharali, an Asian youth champion, finished third in the 67kg category. Also ReadMore Sports News Ryan McDonald from the United States finished second with a effort of 125-159-284 while Serhii Kotelevskyi of Ukraine was placed third on 130-153-283. Sairaj Pardeshi added another medal to the Indian tally as he clinched the bronze medal in the snatch discipline of men’s 81kg with a lift of 135kg. But he missed out on a medal in overall category by just 1kg and finished in fourth position with a total lift of 300kg (135+165).

Published Date:May 25, 2024 2:38 PM IST

Updated Date:May 25, 2024 2:39 PM IST