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Khelo: Karnataka, Delhi lifters open gold account

35   //    13 Jan 2019, 21:36 IST

Pune, Jan 13 (PTI)Karnataka and Delhi opened their gold medal tally in weightlifting on day five of the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here on Sunday.

Akshata Kamati and Harshit Sehrawat from Karnataka and Delhi were the artisans of gold honours for their respective states.

The medal tally for weightlifting is interestingly poised as Punjab with four gold have gone past Mizoram and Manipur (three each), while Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana have inched closer by adding a gold each to their tally on the day, a media release issued here said.

P Dhatri of Andhra Pradesh lifted the womens 71kg U-17 gold with a total of 151 kg (snatch 70kg, clean and jerk 81kg) despite two failed attempts in the second category.

In the womens U-21 71kg, Akshata and Lavanya Rai gave Karnataka cause to celebrate with a gold-silver double.

The 76kg U-17 women's event saw Tamanna of Haryana dominate the competition with a total of 172 kg (snatch 75kg, clean and jerk 97kg).

R. Arockiya Alish was the gold-getter for Tamil Nadu in the women's 76kg U-21 class lifting a total of 193kg (snatch 80kg, clean and jerk 108kg).

The final battle on the day featured the mens' 96 kg youth and junior categories.

It was a double delight for Abhimanya Panday from Punjab in the U-17s by first being bettering his earlier record by five kilos in clean and jerk with 148kg.

He also improved on his total from 253 kg to 260 kg.


In U-21 action, Delhi's Sehrawat took gold on a total of 291 kg (snatch 133 kg, clean and jerk 158 kg).

Results: U-17 Women's 71kg: 1. P.Dhatri (AP) 151 kg. 2. Anjana Sreejith (Krl) 145 kg. 3. Jyoti Yadav (Hrn) 142 kg.

U-21 Women's 71kg: 1. Akshata Kamati (Krn) 176 kg.

2. Lavanya Rai (Krn) 174 kg.

3. PH Roshni (Arn) 167 kg.

U-17 Women's 76kg:

1. Tamanna (Hrn) 172 kg.

2. Shreya Gunamukhi (Mah) 147 kg.

3. Chukka Sri Lakshmi (AP) 139 kg.

U-21 Women's 76kg:

1. R. Arockiya Alish (Tnd) 193 kg.

2. A. Tumina Devi (Mnp) 177 kg.

3. Mayuri Deore (Mah) 176 kg.

U-17 Men's 96kg: 1. Abhimanyu Panday (Pun) 260kg.

2. CH. Rahul Singh (Mnp) 239 kg.

3. Gautam Singh (UP) 236 kg.

U-21 Men's 96kg: 1. Harshit Sehrawat (Del) 291 kg.

2. Kalyan Singh (HP) 281 kg.

3. Kanha Tyagi (MP) 280 kg