KIYG 2021: 17 weightlifters selected for the Asian Youth and Junior Championship


New Delhi, June 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) The Khelo India Youth Games in Panchkula, Haryana proved a happy hunting ground for weightlifters as 17 of them qualified for the international competitions of the event.

A total of 17 young and promising weightlifters have been selected from the Khelo India Youth Games 2021 to compete in the upcoming Asian Youth and Junior Championship 2022, scheduled in Tashkent from July 15-26.

The event also saw a slew of national records in weightlifting competitions.

L. Dhanush of Tamil Nadu created a national record in the men’s 49 kg snatch by lifting 88 kg,

Gyaneshwari Yadav from Chhattisgarh created an NR in the snatch category by lifting 76kg in the 49kg weight class. He also set a national record in the overall total with a total of 164 kg.

Harshada Garud of Maharashtra also had a record performance by setting a new NR in women’s 45kg with a total of 152kg. She lifted 69 kg in the snatch and 83 kg in the clean and jerk.

Mr. Martina Devi created a new national youth record in the snatch category of the +81 weight class.

The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) will send a total of 30 weightlifters for the Tashkent meet, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced on Saturday.

The players selected in the Young Boys category for the 2022 Asian Youth and Junior Championship are L Dhanush (49 kg); Golom Tinku (61 kg), Vishavjeet Singh (81 kg), Vedant Chaudhary (89 kg).

In the Young Girls section, Soumya Sunil Dalvi (45 kg), C. Harshika (64 kg_, Jyoti Yadav (76 kg), Amritha P. Suni (81 kg), Y. Chaitna Kumari (81 kg), M. Martina Devi (+81 kg) were selected.

In the Junior Men’s section, Valluri Ajaya Babu, 2021 KIYG Gold Medalist got the nod in 81kg.

In the junior women’s section, Harshada Sharad Garud, another 2021 KIYG gold medalist, made the team in the 45 kg category while Anjali Patel (45 kg), V. Rithika (49 kg), S Pallavi (64kg), Jyoti Yadav (76kg), Sri Lakshmi (81kg) were the others selected for the international event.

Source: IANS

KIYG 2021: 17 weightlifters selected for the Asian Youth and Junior Championship

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