Akanksha Vyavahare, who is a Maharashtra-based weightlifter has created three new national records in the 40kg weight category at the Khelo India National Ranking Women’s Weightlifting Tournament. Akanksha Vyavahare was also a part of the Target Olympics Podium Scheme and created records in snatch, clean and jerk, and total.
Akanksha Vyavahare creates three new national records- Key Points
- Akanksha has improved her existing snatch national record by lifting 60kg.
- She recorded 71 kg in the clean jerk and the process registered a total lift of 131 kg.
- The opening ceremony of the Khelo India National Ranking Women’s Weightlifting Tournament was felicitated by Tokyo Olympics Silver medalist Mirabai Chanu.
- Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in Phase 1 of the Khelo India Weightlifting Tournament in Himachal Pradesh.
About Khelo India
The Khelo India program has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in India and establishing India as a great sporting nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Khelo India Youth Games on 31st January 2018.