Veerjeet Kaur of Chandigarh won gold, Gitashree Sonowal of Assam won silver while Nomita Devi of Manipur won bronze

Guwahati: Assam and Manipur pocketed a silver and bronze each in the girls’ U-21, 49 kg weightlifting event at the ongoing 3rd Khelo India Youth Games 2020 in Guwahati, Assam on Friday.

17-year-old Gitashree Sonowal from Assam won the silver lifting a total 142 kg (64, 79), while Manipur’s Nomita Devi (17) bagged the bronze lifting a total of 141 kg (61, 80).

The top spot was bagged by Chandigarh’s Veerjeet Kaur. She lifted a total of 143 kg (64, 79).

The weightlifting event was a close call as winners in the sequence had a difference of only 1 kg among each other.

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