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HARSHADA SHARAD GARUD IS THE FIRST INDIAN TO WIN GOLD AT THE WORLD JUNIOR WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP

by Shailee Mishra

Date & Time: May 03, 2022 10:00 PM

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On Monday, 1st May Harshada Sharad Garud made history by being the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships 2022.

Sharad Garud led India to a medal on the first day of the competition

She won the 45-kg weight category with a total of 153 kilogrammes lifted, including 70 kilogrammes in Snatch and 83 kilogrammes in CleanCHAMPIONSHIHarshada Sharad Garud led India to a medal on the first day of the competition, leaving eight opponents in her wake. Bektas Cansu of Turkey won the silver medal, while Teodora-Luminita Hincu of Moldova won the bronze.

Only two Indians had won a medal at the IWF Junior World Championships before Harshada Sharad Garud
Anjali Patel, the other Indian in the same weight division, placed sixth with a total effort of 148 kg, which included 67 kg in snatch and 81 kg in clean and jerk.Only two Indians had won a medal at the IWF Junior World Championships before Harshada Sharad Garud. Mirabai Chanu was a bronze medalist in 2013 while Achinta Sheuli was a silver medalist the previous year.

Her Reaction on her victory

"I'm so pleased, I don't know what's going on, and I'm having trouble expressing myself right now. It'll take a while for it to set in "Harshada, who was overjoyed, shared her story.

The teen, who won the under-17 girls' title at the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games, began weightlifting at the age of 12 on the advice of her father, Sharad Garud, who was a state-level weightlifter.

Also Read: IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: BINDYARANI DEVI BAGS TWO MEDALS, GOLD IN CLEAN & JERK AND SILVER IN SNATCH

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