Harshada Sharad Garud first Indian to win gold at Junior World Weightlifting Championship

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Harshada Sharad Garud, Junior IWF World Weightlifting Champion, first Indian woman to win the competition. May 2, 2022. Photo: Twitter @iwfnet

Heraklion [Greece]: Harshada Sharad Garud scripted history on Monday, May 2, 2022, to become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships 2022.

She lifted 153-kg in the 45-kg weight category, which includes 70kg in Snatch and 83 kg in Clean and Jerk to finish on top of the podium.

Garud left eight competitors behind as India bagged a medal on the opening day of the competition.

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Turkey’s Bektas Cansu bagged the silver medal while Moldova’s Teodora-Luminita Hincu won the bronze medal.

The other Indian in the same weight category, Anjali Patel finished fifth with a total effort of 148 Kg which includes 67 Kg in snatch and 81 Kg in clean and jerk.

Before Garud there are only two Indians to win a medal in IWF Junior World Championships. Mirabai Chanu had won a bronze in 2013 and Achinta Sheuli won a silver medal last year.

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