Today Current Affairs - Lifter Rahul bags first gold for India at Youth Olympics
Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul bagged India s first medal of the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China on Thursday. In the 77 kg category- Rahul won the Silver by lifting 141 kgs in Snatch and 175 kgs in Clean and Jerk to finish with a total of 316 kgs. This was also India s first medal in Weightlifting in Youth Olympics.
Earlier in the day Maymon Poulose in the 110 metres hurdles and Mithra Varun in the discus throw qualified for the Final-A stage which is the second stage.
India had won eight medals 6 Silver and 2 Bronze in the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010 in Singapore.