CWG 2018: Deepak Lather wins bronze in weightlifting in men’s 69kg category

CWG 2018: Deepak Lather wins bronze in weightlifting in men’s 69kg category
Written by Abhishek Rana

Deepak Lather won a bronze medal in weightlifting in men’s 69kg category, chucking in another victory for the country, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia. Deepak achieved the win by lifting 295 kg which included 136 kg in snatch and and 159 kg in clean and jerk. Gareth Evans of Wales won the gold medal and Indika Dissanayake of Sri Lanka was able to get the silver medal in the competition. Deepak, who is just 18, has become the youngest male weightlifter to win a Commonwealth Games medal, which is a great achievement for him and a moment of pride for the entire country, that even the younger generation is lifting it to world recognition again.

Deepak began by lifting 132 kg in his first snatch try, then he was able to lift 136kg easily, however, he had a moment of weakness when he tried to lift 138 kg in snatch, and as a result had to make do with the third place.

India has so far achieved 4 medals in total in the Common wealth games 2018, which is a very appreciative step forward, and hopefully other sportspersons are also going to do their best in their respective fields. Today, Sanjita Chanu also won a gold medal in the 53 kg weightlifting event. Social media has been flooded with praises for the champions since the games began earlier this week.

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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