On the third day of the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games in Panchkula, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh won five medals in weightlifting – one gold, two silver, and two bronze.
Khelo India Youth Games
In the 67 kg category, Bengia Tani won the gold medal. He was able to lift a total of 264 kilograms (snatch 115 kgs, and clean & jerk 149 kgs).
In the 61 kg category, Sankar Lapung took silver. He was able to lift 246 kilograms (snatch 109 kgs, and clean & jerk 137 kgs).
In the 55 kg category, Boni Mangkhya took silver. She was able to lift a total of 166 kilograms (snatch 72 kgs, and clean & jerk 94 kgs).
Moreover, Golom Tinku took bronze in the 61 kg category, lifting 240 kgs (snatch 103 kgs and clean & jerk 137 kgs), while Balo Yalam took bronze in the 59 kg category. She was able to lift a total of 164 kilograms (snatch 71 kgs, and clean & jerk 93 kgs).
Meanwhile, due to injury, Liza Kamsa (64 kg division) was unable to compete.
Arunachal has won seven medals so far, including one gold medal, four silver medals, and two bronze medals.
Meanwhile, the Khelo India Youth Games state’s boxing and judo teams left on Monday for Haryana, where their contests would begin on June 9.