Weightlifter Deepak Lather wins gold in Commonwealth Youth Games

Indian weightlifter Deepak Lather won a gold medal in fifth Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) held in Apia, Samoa.

He won the medal the 62 kg category after finishing with a total of 258 kg with 120 kg in snatch.  He has created a new CYG record and 138 kg in clean and jerk.

It is second gold medal India has won in in weightlifting at this edition of CYG. Earlier, Jamjang Deru had won the gold medal in the 56 kg weight category on the opening day of the event.

In the fifth edition of Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), India is being represented by 25 athletes competing in eight different disciplines out of total nine events.

About Commonwealth Youth Games

The games are a small-scale version of the Commonwealth Games. It has been designed for the youth of the 71 Commonwealth member countries.

It was for the first time in Scotland in August 2000 and since then it takes place every four year. India had hosted third edition of CYG in 2008 in Pune, Maharashtra.

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