KIIT’s Sneha Soren Bags First Gold For Odisha In Khelo India University Games

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Sneha Soren, representing Bhubaneswar’s KIIT University, struck gold on the opening day of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG).

According to the reports, Sneha topped the women’s 49 kg weightlifting event, achieving a total lift of 161 kg, tweeted Odisha Sports. It was Odisha’s first medal in the second KIUG, which was scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around 4,500 athletes from 200 universities will take part in the Games which will run till May 3 and a total of 257 gold medals will be up for grabs.

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