Berhampur, Jan 9 (LocalWire): An inmate of Berhampur Sports Hostel here bagged gold medal in weightlifting category on Wednesday participating in the second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games-2019 at Pune, Maharastra.
Bhaktaram Desti won the gold medal in 49-kg category lifting a total 186 kg (81 snatch and 105 clean & jerk) in the first day of the national event, said hostel superintendent S K Majhi.
Desti had also won gold in the Youth and Junior National Weightlifting Championship-2018 held at Nagpur last year.
“We hope more number of participants from Odisha to win medals in the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 this time” said Majhi.
As many as 12 youths, including seven boys and five girls from the state are participating in the Khelo India events, he said.