What & How of the unfortunate accident
The force of the impact was so high that the car rolled over several times and its roof got completely ripped off.
“It was Tikamchand’s birthday on Saturday and they wanted to celebrate the occasion. They had a liquor party in Delhi for the entire night and then decided to go to Murthal to make the birthday a memorable one,” said an investigating officer in the case.
Two times world champion, Saksham Yadav, succumbed to injuries in the evening
Saksham Yadav had won a gold medal in powerlifting world championships in the junior category in 2016 in Slovakia and another in the senior category in Russia the following year.
He was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre with serious head injuries and internal bleeding. “He died of cardiac arrest in the evening,” said the doctor.
Powerlifting is a different sport from weightlifting in how the weights are lifted – weightlifting involves overhead movements, while in powerlifting the weight is not directed vertically overhead.
Source: Hindustan Times, NDTV, ANI, India Today
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