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SAG2019: Jiarul lifts Bangladesh’s sixth gold

  • Published at 03:03 pm December 7th, 2019
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Jiarul clinched his gold in the men’s 96kg weight category. It was second gold in weightlifting discipline after Mabia won the first on the same day

Bangladesh won its sixth gold medal in the 13th South Asian Games through the hands of weightlifters Jiarul Islam in Pokhara, Nepal on Saturday. 

Jiarul clinched his gold in the men’s 96kg weight category. It was second gold in weightlifting discipline after Mabia Akter Shimanta won the first on the same day.

Jiarul lifted a total 262 kg including 120kg in snatch and 142kg in clean and jerk. Nepalese weightlifter won silver.

Bangladesh never won two gold medals in a single edition of SA Games before. Md Hamidul Islam won the first gold in the 77kg weight category in 2010 Games in Dhaka after Mabia bagged the second gold in 64kg category in 2016 Games in Guwahati, India.