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Asian Youth Games: India clinch two more medals

Weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala won a gold in the 77 kg category while Shainki Nagar bagged a silver in the men’s 10-metre air pistol event.

Ragala lifted a cumulative total of 310 kg in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk to triumph in his category. The 16-year-old’s best came in his third attempt when he lifted 142 kg in Snatch and 168 kg in Clean and Jerk.

China’s Xingyu Lu, with a total of 285 kg, and Thai Pichet Maneesri (280 kg) won the silver and bronze respectively.

“It feels very good to win. I had a very comprehensive and hard training. This is my first title and I would like to win a medal at the Olympics and World Championships,” said Ragala.

In the shooting event, Nagar totalled 195.3 points in the finals and missed out on the gold which was won by China’s Wu Jiayu (195.5).┬áIndia has so far won two gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

Lifter disqualified
Meanwhile, the Indian contingent in Nanjing was jolted yesterday by the disqualification of another weightlifter, Manpreet Kaur (women’s 63kg), due to violation of age criteria, taking the total number of such athletes to 25.

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