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Akanksha Vyavahare creates three new national records at Khelo India weightlifting meet

Akanksha Vyavahare created three new national records in the 40kg weight category at the Khelo India Weightlifting tournament.

Akanksha Vyavahare creates three new national records at Khelo India weightlifting meet
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Weightlifter Akanksha created three national records at the Khelo India National ranking tournament.

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PTI

Updated: 28 Oct 2022 9:56 AM GMT

Maharashtra-based weightlifter Akanksha Vyavahare created three new national records in the 40kg weight category at the Khelo India National Ranking Women's Weightlifting tournament here. The weightlifter, also a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme, created records in Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total on Friday.

Akanksha bettered her existing Snatch national record, by lifting 60kg. She recorded 71kg in the Clean & Jerk, and in the process, registered a total lift of 131kg. Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu was present during the opening ceremony earlier in the day.

Speaking about the importance of the Khelo India women's leagues, Mirabai mentioned, "The leagues are significant as many girls are coming across and representing different States and UTs of India.

The exposure provided will benefit all girls in the coming future." Mirabai won the gold medal in Phase 1 of the Khelo India Weightlifting tournament in Himachal Pradesh earlier this year.

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