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India’s Ashok Malik wins gold in Asia-Oceania Para Powerlifting Championships | More sports News – Times of India

PYEONGTAEK (South Korea): The only representative with three legal lifts, India’s Ashok Malik won a gold medal in total combined score in men’s up to 65kg class at the Asia-Oceania Para Powerlifting Championships 2022 on Friday.
Malik also bagged a bronze medal in the individual category. He clinched gold by lifting a total of 491kg to finish ahead of Yi Zou of China and Amir Jafari Arangeh of Iran in the regional competition. The Chinese lifter had a total of 390 kg while the Iranian finished third with 382kg.

In the overall Individual category, Malik won bronze with a best lift of 173kg.
Malik came up with consistent performance as he was the only lifter in the final group with three successful lifts and bagged the gold medal in total combined score.
He started with the first lift of 150kg and followed it up by lifting 168kg and 173kg in his next two attempts to finish with a total of 491kg, which fetched him the gold medal.
In the individual category, China’s Zhou came up with a dramatic lift of 196kg in his final attempt, just one kilogram more than Arangeh of Iran to win the gold medal. Arangeh bagged the silver and Malik (173) had to settle for bronze.
On Thursday, veteran powerlifter Farman Basha bagged silver medal for India in the men’s up to 54 kg category.

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