CWG 2018: Dhruv Lather Wins India’s First Bronze, Youngest Indian Weightlifter To Win A Medal

| April 6 , 2018 , 13:48 IST

The 18-year-old Dhruv Lather on Friday created Indian Weightlifting history as he became the youngest medal winner when he clinched the bronze medal in the 69 kgs event.

The boy hailing from Haryana lifted a total of 295kg (136kg+159kg) to finish third after his nearest rival, Vaipava Loane, fouled his last two lifts to end with a total of 292kg.

The youngster, competing in his maiden Commonwealth Games, holds the distinction of being the youngest to hold the national record as well.

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India has a total of four medals till now and all have been in weightlifting.

Earlier in the day, Sanjita Chanu won a gold medal in women's 53 kg event. Sanjita overcame a stiff challenge from 2014 Glasgow gold medallist Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea with a total lift (snatch plus clean and jerk) of 192 kg for India's second gold in the weightlifting category.

A record-smashing Mirabai Chanu and a persistent P Gururaja claimed gold and silver respectively on Day 1 of the Games.