Updated May 25th, 2024 at 18:16 IST

Bedabrat Bharali wins gold in IWF World Youth Championships

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).

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

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).

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Last year Bharali, an Asian youth champion, finished third in the 67kg category.

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.

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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).

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Published May 25th, 2024 at 18:16 IST