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Assam’s teenage weightlifter Bedabrat Bharali wins gold in World Youth Weightlifting in Lima, Peru

First Published: 26th May, 2024 20:49 IST

Bharali's lift was 12 kg heavier silver medallist Ryan McDonald of the United States and 13 kg heavier than Serhii Kotelevskyi of Ukraine.

A proud moment indeed for the people of Assam as teenage weightlifter Bedabrat Bharali won the gold medal in the men’s 73kg at the IWF World Youth Championships in Lima, Peru.
17-year-old Bharali lifted 136kg in snatch and 160kg in clean and jerk for a gold-medal winning total lift of 296kg in the men’s 73kg event.
Bharali’s lift was 12 kg heavier silver medallist Ryan McDonald of the United States and 13 kg heavier than Serhii Kotelevskyi of Ukraine.
Ryan McDonald of the United States finished second with an effort of 125-159-284 while Serhii Kotelevskyi of Ukraine was third with 130-153-283.
Last year Bharali, an Asian youth champion, finished third in the 67kg category.
Sairaj Pardeshi added another medal to India’s tally as he clinched the bronze medal in the snatch discipline of the men’s 81kg with a lift of 135kg.
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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