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Deepak Lather scripts history, wins 2 gold, 1 bronze in Sr Commonwealth Weightlifting C'ship

Pune, Sep 9 (UNI) Rect Naib Subedar Deepak Lather has created history in Indian weightlifting by winning much coveted two gold and one bronze medals in the 69 kg weight category in the Youth, Junior and Senior Commonwealth Championship held at Gold Coast (Australia) from September 3 to 9, in which total 29 countries participated.
The 17-year-old won 2 gold medals (Youth and Junior category) and 1 bronze medal (Senior) in 69 kg weight category which involved two types of lift events -- the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk lifts, bringing glory to the nation in general and Army in particular where he is being trained in Army Sports Institute, Pune.
Deepak has so far won 9 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze medals in the domestic competitions, whereas at the international level he has so far won 2 gold and 1 bronze (including the current medal) and 3 silver medals.
Deepak, who was so far competing in the 62 kg category with his personal best performance of 269 kg (Snatch-125, Clean and Jerk-144), is likely to pose a formidable challenge to the elite weightlifters at the senior level with his haul of 2 gold and 1 bronze medals in the 69 kg category.
Born on March 25, 2000 at Maharaja Agarsain Hospital in Delhi, Deepak initially joined Boys Sports Company, Army Sports Institute as a raw talent in Diving team in 2009. Recognizing his talent within a few months, the coaches decided to shift him to weightlifting discipline and their correct decision is bearing fruits today, the release added.
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SA women's football team to get equal pay

24 May 2019 | 4:25 PM

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India women Hockey lose final match 0-4 to S Korea; win series 2-1

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24 May 2019 | 4:11 PM

Jincheon (Korea), May 24 (UNI) The Indian Women's Hockey team lost 0-4 to hosts S Korea in the third and the final match here on Friday.

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Shahan aims for a double in X-30 National Championship

24 May 2019 | 4:04 PM

Bengaluru, May 24 (UNI) Young Shahan Ali Mohsin will be the cynosure of all eyes as the X-30 class of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship gets under way here at the Meco Kartopia tomorrow.

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Harmanpreet thought about retiring, after WC T20 controversy

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Colombia beat Poland to take opening U20 match

24 May 2019 | 3:11 PM

Warsaw, May 24 (Xinhua) Hosts Poland got off to a disappointing start in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, losing 2-0 to Colombia in the opening game at the Stadion Mosir in Lodz on Thursday.

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