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Indians claim 2 medals on day 1 of Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting

India made a positive start to its campaign at the 2020 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, bagging two medals on the opening day of the event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Both the medals — a silver and bronze — were bagged by Indian female lifters. While KVL Pavani Kumari won a silver medal in the 45kg category, Harshada Goud clinched a bronze in the same weight division. A total of 197 athletes from 20 Asian countries are participating in the event.

Also Read: Where do Indian weightlifters stand in their race to qualify for Tokyo Olympics?


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