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Weightlifting

India bag 2 more medals at Junior World Weightlifting Championships

After Harshada's gold win, 2 more medals - a silver and a bronze, came India's way at the Junior World Weightlifting C'Ships with Gyaneshwari Yadav and V.Rithika claiming the honours.

India bag 2 more medals at Junior World Weightlifting Championships
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C.C. Chengappa

Updated: 2022-05-03T11:29:39+05:30

Just a day after Harshada Gaud made history at the Junior World Weighlifting Championships, two more medals have been added to the overall Indian tally. Gyaneshwari Yadav and V Rithika won silver and bronze respectively in the women's 49kg category.

Gyaneshwari lifted a combined total of 156kg with a snatch of 73kg and a clean and jerk of 83kg. This put her into a comfortable second-place spot. Following her was her Indian compatriot V. Rithika who lifted 150kg(snatch of 69kg and a clean and jerk of 81kg) to claim third place. The first position went to Indonesian lifter Aisah Cantika who lifted a massive total of 185kg.

Weightlifter Harshada Sharad Garud created history on Monday by becoming the first-ever Indian to win a gold medal in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Heraklion, Greece. The 16-year-old lifted a total of 153kg (Clean & Jerk 83 kg + Snatch 70kg) to win the title in the field of eight competitors on the opening day of the competition. With this, India currently has gold, silver and bronze medal.


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