Christina Tayeng of Arunachal Pradesh won the medal in 81-kg category

Arunachal: Weighlifter adds to state’s medal tally in Youth Games

Christina Tayeng bags silver in 81-kg women’s category on Day 6 of Khelo India Youth Games being held in Pune, Maharashtra

Itanagar: Christina Tayeng of Arunachal Pradesh won a silver medal in weightlifting during the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) in Pune, Maharashtra on Monday.

Tayeng won the silver medal in the 81-kg women’s category by lifting 65 kg in snatch and 85 kg in clean & jerk, for a total of 145 kg, on Monday.

The girls have outshone boys in terms of medal hauls in Arunachal Pradesh. All the women weightlifters, who have bagged the medals, are from the SAI’s SAG Centre, Naharlagun.