Deepak Lather

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Deepak Lather
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 18)
Shadipur village, Haryana, India[1]
Residence .
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) (2018)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb) (2018)
Sport
Country  India
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 69 kg

Deepak Lather (born 25 March 2000), is an Indian weightlifter who won the bronze medal in the men's 69 kg weight class at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.[2] He is pursuing Business administration and management at PDM University, Bahadurgarh, India.[3] He is the youngest person to hold an Indian national record in weightlifting. He is a Naib Subedar in Bombay Sappers in the Indian Army.[4]

Personal Life[edit]

His father Bijender Lather was a farmer by profession. Deepak used to work with his father's farmland since childhood. That grooms his strength and made him a natural weightlifter. At the age of 16, in National Championship, he broke the national record in Men’s 62 KG category.[5] He joined Indian Army through Sports Quota and was initially trained for diving. But after being trained for few months, he was re-trained for weightlifting.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is Deepak Lather? Meet the farm boy who lifted India high at Gold Coast with his bronze medal". Times Now. 6 April 2018. Archived from the original on 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting | Result Men's 69kg - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  3. ^ "Weightlifting | Athlete Profile: Deepak LATHER - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  4. ^ "Deepak Lather: Farm boy to strong man". The Indian Express. 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  5. ^ Staff, Scroll. "All you need to know about Deepak Lather, India's 18-year-old weightlifting medallist". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  6. ^ Team, Editorial (2018-04-08). "Naib Subedar Deepak Lather - Youngest Weightlifter to Win CWG Medal". SSBToSuccess. Retrieved 2018-04-11.

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