4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi vehicle crash

Powerlifting world champion Saksham Yadav on Sunday succumbed to the injuries he sustained in a road accident earlier in the day

Police identified one of the injured athletes as Saksham Yadav, who had bagged a gold medal while representing India in a powerlifting world championship that was held in Moscow in 2017.

Saksham Yadav, who got seriously injured in a vehicle crash today is a powerlifter who won a gold medal for India at powerlifting world championship held in Moscow in December 2017.

Powerlifting differs from weightlifting in a few ways.

It was Rohit's birthday and the friends were out celebrating it, the police said.

The accident took place on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway.


Poor visibility conditions in the NCR region have hampered road safety over the past few days as dense fog has consistently been settling around the region from early evening until sunrise. Saksham Yadav was seriously injured along with another weightlifter, a police official had said.

Police said the players who died in the accident have been identified by their first names as Harish, Tikamchand and Suraj, while the fourth person's identity is not known yet.

According to the police, the auto first hit a divider and then crashed into an electricity pole. The impact of the contact was severe enough to wrench the roof of the auto entirely off.

Meanwhile, Yadav is undergoing treatment at Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh and Rohit is being treated at the LNJP Hospital. "So the possibility of drunken driving is there", he added.

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