Deepak Lather wins India's second weightlifting gold at CYG

  • PTI, Apia, Samoa
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 12:46 IST

Indian weightlifters continued to make their presence felt on Day two of the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) after Deepak Lather won a gold in the 62 kg category in Samoa on Tuesday.

The medal was India's second gold in weightlifting after Jamjang Deru stood atop the podium in the 56 kg category on the opening day of the event.

The 15-year-old Lather finished with a total of 258 kg with 120 kg in snatch -- a new CYG record -- and 138 kg in clean and jerk.

India are being represented by 25 athletes in eight disciplines out of the nine being competed in the CYG.

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