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Urgench: Odisha’s rising weightlifter Jhili Dalabehera won silver medal in the women 48 kg category in the Asian Junior Men and Women Weightlifting Championships at Urgench of Uzbekistan on Tuesday.
Jhilli, an inmate of Bhubaneswar Sports Hostel, lifted total 166 kg which included 73kg in snatch, 93kg in clean and jerk to win the silver medal.
Fang Wan-Ling of Chinese Taipai pocketed the gold by lifting 184 kg while Turkmenistan’s Dzhumabayeva Yulduz grabbed the bronze medals with 164 kg lift.
Another Odia girl Sneha Soren of Mayurbhanj district also grabbed a bronze medal in the 50 kg category in the 25th edition of the Weightlifting Championships.
The sports meet kicked off on April 23 and will run through April 30, 2018, in Urgench, Uzbekistan.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to the Twitter and congratulated Jhili and Sneha for their achievements.
Congratulations to Jhili Dalbehera & Sneha Soren on winning silver in 48kg Junior & bronze in 48kg Youth categories respectively at Youth & Junior Asian Weightlifting Championship 2018 in Uzbekistan. The champions from Odisha are inspiration for all. My best wishes to them
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 25, 2018