Arunachalee weightlifter Jimjang Deru became the first Indian to win Gold medal (boy’s 50kg category) in the ongoing 15th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship held at Doha on Tuesday.
He won two gold medals and a silver medal, to open India`s account on the opening day of the annual championship event.
Jamang bagged a silver in snatch with an effort of 87kg before adding a gold to his kitty in clean and jerk with a lift of 113kg. He signed off with a gold in total lift with an effort of 200kg.
Another Arunachalee Lalu Taku bagged a silver and two bronze, while Mizoram’s TBC Lalchhanhima (56kg) claimed overall bronze with lifts of 90 and 130kg so far.
Earlier, Jamjang Deru won a silver medal in the 50kg boys category on the opening day of World Youth Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan in April.