IWF pays 2nd instalment; lifters cleared for Asian Cham'ship

International Weightlifting Federation had on March 31 accepted IWF's proposal to pay the USD five lakhs fine in four instalments and the national body had given first instalment of USD 50,000 in January before the South Asian Games in Bangladesh.

The international body had set April 4 deadline for the second instalment, July 15 for the third instalment of USD one lakh and August 15 for the fourth and final instalment of USD 2,75,000 if Indian lifters are to take part in international events including October 3-14 Commonwealth Games here.

IWF Secretary Sahdev Yadav said the national body had paid the second instalment amount to the international federation before the April 4 deadline and that is why the youth and junior lifters are participating in the Asian event.

"We have paid the second instalment fine before deadline. We want exposure of the young lifters at the international level," he told reporters. The Asian Youth Men and Women Championships, which will serve as the qualifying event for the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August, is from April 7-11 while the Asian Junior Men and Women Championships will be held from April 12-16.

The Squads:
Youth Boys: Adimalla Anand (50kg), Madhusudan Janghel (56kg); Youth Girls: Paul Nadar Lakshmi Priya (44kg), Matsa Santoshi (48kg), Pramila Krisani (53kg), Kopparthi Shireesha (58kg), Budumuru Rajeswari (69kg).
Manager: Abraham K Techi.
Junior Boys: Swapnil Ghagare (56kg), Yukar Sibi (62kg), Gaurav Dubey (69kg), Anupdeo Toppo (77kg), Jaswant Singh (85kg), Vivek Kumar (94kg), V Prabhakar (+105kg); Junior Girls: Matsa Santoshi (48kg), Seera Chandra Kala (63kg); Gara Aruna Rani (63kg); Reena (69kg); Srishti Singh (75kg); Khwairakpam Premila Devi (75kg).
Manager: Sunit Sharma.

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