Jimjang Deru set National Record in Weightlifting

Arunachal weightlifter Jimjang Deru has brought laurels to the state by creating three new national records in the ongoing 8th Youth National Weightlifting Championship at Nehru stadium, New Delhi. He broke the previous record of Sukhen Dey set in 2005 during Bhilai Youth National Weightlifting Championships by lifting one kg more weight. Dey was the lone Indian male weightlifter in 2012 London Olympics. Deru lifted a total of 193 kg (snatch 86 kg + Clean and Jerk 107 kg) to win three gold medals on Wednesday, official sources informed. Earlier, Yukar Sibi from Arunachal set up a national record in the men's 62kg category by lifting 151kg in the clean and jerk in the 63rd men's and 26th women's senior National weightlifting championships in 2011.

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