Indian weightlifter Saanapathi Gurunaidu won Gold medal in men’s 55 kilogram event at the IWF Youth World Championships in Leon, Mexico. Two other Indian weightlifters Vijay Prajapati and Akansha Kishor Vyavhare won silver medals on the opening day of the event.
Saanapathi won Gold medal in men’s 55 kilogram event with total lift of 230 kilogram. He lifted 104 kilogram in Snatch winning Silver while 126 kilogram lifting in Clean and Jerk to finish on the top to grab the Gold medal.
Akanksha won the medal in the Women’s 40 kilogram category. She finished first in the Snatch portion of the event, lifting 59 kilogram , and third in the Clean and Jerk section, lifting 68 kilogram, earning her the silver medal with a total of 127 kilogram.