Odia Weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera Wins Gold at South Asian Games 2019


New Delhi: Bringing laurels to the State, Odisha weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera won a gold medal at the ongoing XIII South Asian Games in Kathmandu.

Dalabehera, who had fetched a silver in the Asian Weightlifting Championship earlier this year, lifted a total of 151 kg (66kg in snatch and 85kg in clean & jerk) to win the yellow metal in women’s under 45 kg category on Thursday.

In the women’s under 49kg event, Odisha’s Sneha Soren bagged a yellow metal in the competition. The 18-year-old lifted 68kg in the snatch and followed it up by an 89kg effort in the clean and jerk category for a total of 157kg.

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