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Weightlifter Deepak Lather wins gold in CYG

All Japan Weight Lifting Championships 2015 - Day 1

Apia (Samoa):  Indian weightlifters continued to make their presence felt on Day 2 of the fifth Youth Commonwealth Games after Deepak Lather won a gold in the 62 kg category here today.

This was India’s second gold in weightlifting after Jamjang Deru stood atop the podium in the 56 kg category on the opening day of the event.

The 15-year-old Deepak finished with a total of 258 kg with 120 kg in snatch — new CYG record — and 138 kg in clean and jerk.

India are being represented by 25 athletes in eight disciplines out of the nine being competed in the CYG.

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