Deepak Lather Becomes Youngest Weightlifter To Win Medal

Posted on:07 Apr 2018 12:05:11
Deepak Lather Becomes Youngest Weightlifter To Win Medal
07 April 2018 Current Affairs: 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.

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