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Weightlifters make Assam proud

By SPORTS REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - It was a fruitful day for Assam weightlifters as they won two gold medals today in the ongoing 3rd Khelo India Youth Games.

At the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium here, Golap Gogoi (U-21) won gold in the 81kg category while Suditya Baruah (U-17) lifted gold in the 83kg weight group.

Golap lifted 120kg in snatch and 155kg in clean and jerk which is a junior national record.

Earlier, Sidhanta Gogoi (gold), Gitshree Sonowal (silver), Probal Pratim Gogoi (silver) and Dimipi Dutta (bronze) won weightlifting medals for Assam.

The 4x100m girls U-21 medley relay team featuring Shivangi Sarma, Rajashree Borgohain, Anubhuti Baruah and Syeda Antara Zaima won a silver medal today. Another swimmer Reinita Gogoi (U-21) won a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke.

It was the sixth medal for Shivangi as she already bagged four gold and a silver earlier.

Assam boys in final

Assam U-21 boys football team made it to the final defeating Maharashtra 3-0. Dipu Mirdha (32nd and 49th minute) and Sankar Bora (42nd) were the scorers for Assam. But both the girls teams were defeated in the semifinals. Assam U-17 boys team already entered the final yesterday.

In badminton, the duo of Navaya Ranjan Das and Tonmoy Bikash Baruah won doubles bronze in the U-17 category.

At the All Assam Tennis Association Complex in Chachal, the boys doubles team in the U-21 category � Parikhit Somani and Seikh Iftikar entered the final and ensured a medal. In the final they will play against the pair of Telangana.

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Weightlifters make Assam proud

GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - It was a fruitful day for Assam weightlifters as they won two gold medals today in the ongoing 3rd Khelo India Youth Games.

At the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium here, Golap Gogoi (U-21) won gold in the 81kg category while Suditya Baruah (U-17) lifted gold in the 83kg weight group.

Golap lifted 120kg in snatch and 155kg in clean and jerk which is a junior national record.

Earlier, Sidhanta Gogoi (gold), Gitshree Sonowal (silver), Probal Pratim Gogoi (silver) and Dimipi Dutta (bronze) won weightlifting medals for Assam.

The 4x100m girls U-21 medley relay team featuring Shivangi Sarma, Rajashree Borgohain, Anubhuti Baruah and Syeda Antara Zaima won a silver medal today. Another swimmer Reinita Gogoi (U-21) won a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke.

It was the sixth medal for Shivangi as she already bagged four gold and a silver earlier.

Assam boys in final

Assam U-21 boys football team made it to the final defeating Maharashtra 3-0. Dipu Mirdha (32nd and 49th minute) and Sankar Bora (42nd) were the scorers for Assam. But both the girls teams were defeated in the semifinals. Assam U-17 boys team already entered the final yesterday.

In badminton, the duo of Navaya Ranjan Das and Tonmoy Bikash Baruah won doubles bronze in the U-17 category.

At the All Assam Tennis Association Complex in Chachal, the boys doubles team in the U-21 category � Parikhit Somani and Seikh Iftikar entered the final and ensured a medal. In the final they will play against the pair of Telangana.

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