Arunachal weightlifter wins gold medal at Khelo India Youth Games 2022


Itanagar: Arunachal weightlifter wins gold medal at Khelo India Youth Games 2022 Weightlifter Bengia Tani from Arunachal Pradesh became the first athlete to win a gold medal in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2022 as the state’s total medal tally rose to seven on Monday.

Tani lifted a total of 264 kg (115 kg in snatch + 149 kg in clean and jerk) in the men’s 67 kg weight category to win the first gold medal for the state at the Youth Games.
On the second day of the event, Arunachalee weightlifters Bonnie Mangkhya and Shankar Lapping won two silver medals for Arunachal, while Golom Tinku and Balu Yalam won one bronze each for the state.

In the women’s 55kg category, Mangkhya lifted a total of 166kg (72kg in snatch + 94kg in clean and jerk), while Lapping weighed a total of 246kg (109kg in snatch and 137kg in clean and jerk). Kg) Weight lifted. jerk) added a fourth silver medal to the state’s medal tally.
In the women’s 59kg weight category, Yalam lifted a total of 164kg (71kg in snatch and 93kg in clean and jerk) for her bronze, while Tanko, who weighed in at 240kg (103kg in snatch + 137) Kg) Weight lifted. Klein & Jerk) also had to settle for a bronze medal over the men.

State Chef de Mission Karbia Dodum, who is also the Mission Director of Khelo India Games, said that Arunachalee weightlifters have so far performed brilliantly by winning 7 medals in KIYG.

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