On day 8 of the Khelo India Youth Games, the weightlifters rewrote the record books when Ashmita Dhone, Vinatai Aher and L Dhanush created two national youth records.
Competing in the Girls’ 45kg Weightlifting category, Maharashtra’s Asmita Dhone missed gold by a whisker but set new national youth record in clean and jerk event by lifting 82 kgs. Her best snatch lift was 61kg in her total lift of 143kg. She finished behind her state mate Akansha Vyavahare who won gold.
Vinatai Aher of Maharashtra, who won gold in Girls’ 40kg category, lifted 72kg in clean and jerk to create a new national record.
Tamil Nadu’s L Dhanush set a new national youth record in Boy’s 49kg category with a combined lift of 192kg . He successfully lifted 84kg in snatch and 108kg in clean and jerk for the national record.