Valerie bags 63 kg gold with new games record, Aruna gets silver

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Pune, Oct 16 (UNI) Valerie Lefebvre of Canada created a new games record on the way to the gold medal, relegating India's Aruna Rani to second place in the 63 kg women category in the third edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games being held at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports city here today.

Valerie lifted a total of 187 kg to clinch the gold easily, while Aurna Rani with a total lift of 168 kgs had to settle for the silver.

Josephe Fegue of Cameroon, with a total lift of 154 kg, bagged the bronze medal for her country.

Valerie was in fine form today creating a new record in the snatch with a lift of 82 kgs, while the Indians best lift was of only 75 kgs.

In the clean and jerk also, Valerie broke the games record with a best lift of 105 kgs for a total of 187 kgs which was also a new games record.

Aruna Rani managed a lift of only 93 kgs for a total of 168 kgs and had to settle for the silver.

Results: Women 63 Kg Valerie Lefebvre (Canada) Aruna Rani (India) Josephe Fegue (Cameroon).


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