Weightlifter Vikas 8th at Asiad

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Jakarta, Aug 25 (IANS) India’s Vikas Thakur finished eighth in the men’s 94kg weightlifting competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.

Vikas registered a total lift of 335kg. The gold medal went to Iranian Sohrab Moradi, who lifted a total of 410.

Qatar’s Fares Elbakh took the second spot with an effort of 381 kg, while Thailand’s Sarat Sumpradit was third with a lift of 380kg.

Vikas made a best effort of 145 kg in snatch and 190 kg in clean and jerk for a combined effort 335kg.

He failed to lift the first two attempts of 145kg before making a successful lift in the third attempt.

In clean and jerk, Vikas made a successful lift of 190kg in the first attempt. He, however, failed to loft 197kg in the next two attempts to get out of the top five race.

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–IANS

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