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Jimjang Deru of Arunachal sets national record in weightlifting

Posted on Dec 14, 05:50PM | UNI

Jimjang Deru of Arunachal Pradesh has won three golds and created national record in the eighth National Youth (Boys and Girls) Weightlifting Championships being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.

Deru brought the laurels to the state while participating in 50 kg Youth (boys) category of the Championship and grabbed the three gold medals by lifting 86 kg in snatch, 107 kg in clean and jerk and 193 kg in total event.

He also created national record in clean and jerk event, which remained intact in favour of Sukhen Dey who created the record during Bhilai Youth National Weightlifting Championship in 2005, official sources informed here today.