N Tomchou Meetei from Manipur bagged three medals including two silvers at the ongoing 2023 IWF Youth Men and Women World Weightlifting Championships in Albania. This event started on March 25 and will continue till April 1, 2023.
Tomchou Meetei bagged a bronze medal in the snatch category and a silver medal in the clean & jerk category and another silver in a total of 234 kg. He was able to manage 131kg in the clean to claim silver and 103kg in the snatch to claim bronze and amassed a total of 234kg in the men’s 55kg category for second position.
Vietnam’s K Duong won the category with a total lift of 258 kg, 114 kg in the snatch, and 144 kg in clean and jerk. Akyun Burak from Turkey finished third with a total lift of 227 kg (102 kg in the snatch and 125 kg in the clean and jerk).
Meetei is a resident of Ngairangbam Awamg Mamang Leikai in Manipur’s Imphal West district. He has clinched various medals in national competitions after his first participation in Bodhgaya, Bihar in 2019 followed by KIYG in Guwahati (2020) and Patliala, Punjab (2021).
President Sahdev Yadav of Indian Weightlifting Federation stated,
“It’s a proud moment for us that young Indian weightlifters show a good game in the 2023 IWF Youth Men & Women World Weightlifting Championships at Durres, Albania. Indian weightlifting team won three more medals on the second day of 2023 IWF Youth Men & Women World Weightlifting Championships at Durres, Albania on March 26, 2023, winning 2 silver in snatch, 1 bronze in clean & jerk and 2 bronze medals in total on the opening day of Youth World Weightlifting Championships,”
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