Sukhen bags bronze in World meet


The 56kg lifter from West Bengal finished third in snatch (109kg) though he ended up fourth overall with a total lift of 241kg. Medals are awarded in snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift.
Dey’s effort was one kilogram less than his national record of 242kg which he set in the National Junior Championships at Noida last September.
Dey, who is one of the core group lifters preparing for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, missed out on a medal in clean and jerk on body weight.
His 132kg effort tied with Republic of Moldova’s Duduglo Iuri but had to miss out on a bronze as the Indian had more body weight -- 55.81kg to 55.64kg of his opponent.
Wu Jingbiao 280(125+155) of China, Dudoglo Iuri 247(115+132) of Moldova and Itokazu Yoichi 243(105+138) of Japan won overall gold, silver and bronze respectively.
Dey is the first Indian male lifter who won a medal in a World Championship, according to Indian Weightlifting Federation.
“We have won medal in the women’s category but no man lifter has ever won a medal in a World Championships,” said IWF General Secretary Baldev Raj Gulati.
Meanwhile, Diksha Gaikwad finished eighth in women’s 48kg event. Gaikwad, who had won gold in the Pune Commonwealth Youth Games last year, lifted 139kg (64+75).

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