Gurunaidu Sanapathi turns into first Indian to win Youth World Championship gold
Gurunaidu Sanapathi has turn into India’s first weightlifter to win a gold on the IWF Youth World Championships in Leon, Mexico.
The 16-year-old claimed the yellow steel with a complete effort of 230kg (104kg+126kg) within the boy’s 55kg occasion late on Sunday evening.
Whereas Sanapathi, the 2020 Asian Youth Weightlifitng Championships bronze medallist, stood on prime of the rostrum, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ali Majeed 229kg (105kg+124kg) got here in second and Yerassyl Umrov of Kazakhstan 224kg (100kg+124kg) third.
In addition to Sanapathi, compatriot Soumya S. Dalvi bagged the bronze in her occasion on the second day of competitions.
Maharashtra’s Dalvi, a two-time Khelo India Youth gold medallist, heaved 148kg (65kg+83kg) to assert the third spot within the 45kg lady’s occasion behind Rose J Ramos of Philipines 155kg (70kg+85kg) and Venezuela Kerlys M. Montilla 153kg (71kg+82kg).
The opposite Indian within the fray, R Bhavani completed eighth with a greatest effort of 132kg(57kg+75kg).
India’s tally on the world occasion now stands at 4 medals.
On the opening day of competitors, Akansha Kishor Vyavhare and Vijay Prajapati had received silver medals of their respective occasions.
India had not participated within the earlier version of the event which was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia final yr.