Indian to Win a Medal in Youth World Weightlifting 2012


Indian to Win a Medal in Youth World Weightlifting 2012

Chandrika Tarafdar on September 19th, 2012 became the first Indian to win a medal in Youth World Weightlifting Championships at Kosice, Slovakia. She won two bronze medals in the girls` 44kg category on the opening day. Tarafdar won a bronze each in clean and jerk and total lift. She lifted 55kg in snatch, 74kg in clean and jerk for a total effort of 129kg. This happened for the first time in the history of Youth World Weightlifting Championships that an Indian won a medal.

Mao Xiangmei of China won a bronze in snatch and gold in the total lift. Csengeri Monica Suneta of Romania lifted exactly the same, 139kg in total but could manage silver only as she had more bodyweight than the Chinese lifter.