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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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Bengal famous mountaineers of yesteryears felicitated at Press Club, Kolkata

15 Dec 2018 | 2:17 PM

Kolkata, Dec 15 (UNI) It was indeed a very nostalgic evening, specially for the youths in the city as well for the climbers as a score of veteran mountaineers, most of them are now in their late 70s
and 80s, who once blazed the icy trails of the Indian Himalayas in 60s and 70s, were felicitated for their unique achievements.

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Perth Test: India were 70/2 till tea on day two after bowling Australia out for 326 runs

Perth Test: India were 70/2 till tea on day two after bowling Australia out for 326 runs

15 Dec 2018 | 1:05 PM

Perth, Dec 15 (UNI) India were 70/2 till tea after bowling Australia out for 326 runs on day two in the second Test being played here on Saturday.

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Veteran Tennis Coach Captain Pavan Murthy passed away in Mumbai

15 Dec 2018 | 12:47 PM

Bengaluru, Dec 15 (UNI) Veteran Tennis Master Coach, Captain Pavan Murthy passed away in Mumbai recently following a brief illness, post surgery.

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16-year-old Wang Jianjiehe becomes new hope of Chinese swimming

15 Dec 2018 | 11:49 AM

By Li Jia

Hangzhou, Dec 15 (Xinhua) A new swimming star is rising from the short course world championships here to light up China's hope in the pool from 16-year-old Wang Jianjiahe.

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Del Potro back training after knee injury

15 Dec 2018 | 11:46 AM

Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (Xinhua) Juan Martin del Potro has returned to training, just two months after suffering a fractured right knee cap at the Shanghai Masters.

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