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Aruchal weightlifters win medals

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

ITAGAR, Dec 30: Giving a New Year’s gift to the people of Aruchal, state weightlifters, led by Sambo Lapung (69 Kg), has won 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals for the state in the 68th Senior tiol Weightlifting Championship held at NIS, Patiala, from December 24 to 29. Sambo became the tiol Weightlifting Champion in senior’s category beating his nearest rival M Rama Krishn by 1 kg.Sambo lifted stch: 126 kgs, Clean & Jerk: 158 kgs with a total of 284 kgs. He is currently holding the tiol Champion titles of both junior and senior weightlifting championship and has to defend his junior championship title next year which is scheduled to be held in February at Pat. On the other hand Jimjang Deru, who has 4 Commonwealth records already in his kitty, has also won Gold for the state. He lifted 105 kgs in stch and 141 in Clean & Jerk with a total of 246 kgs. Meanwhile, participating in 69 kg category, Sorom Hitlar Tagru also won bronze medal for the state. Despite of being washout the 120 kgs in stch section, Sorom lifted a clean & jerk of 155 kgs. Kojum Taba who has brought many laurels to the tion from various tiol and intertiol competitions did not participate in the championship in 77 Kg weight category due to illness.

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