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Harshada Sharad Garud becomes the 1st Indian to win gold medal at IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championship

Harshada Sharad Garud made history by being the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships in Heraklion, Greece. She won the 45-kilogram weight category with a total of 153 kilograms lifted, including 70 kilograms in Snatch and 83 kilograms in Clean and Jerk.

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Key Points:

  • Garud led India to a medal on the first day of the competition, leaving eight rivals behind. Bektas Cansu of Turkey won the silver medal, while Teodora-Luminita Hincu of Moldova won the bronze.
  • Anjali Patel, the second Indian in the same weight division, came in sixth with a total effort of 148 kilos, including 67 kilograms in snatch and 81 kilograms in clean and jerk.
  • Only two Indians have won a medal in the IWF Junior World Championships before
  • Mirabai Chanu was a bronze medalist in 2013 while Achinta Sheuli was a silver medalist the previous year.

About Harshada Sharad Garud:

  • Harshada Sharad Garud, the first Indian weightlifter to win a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championship 2022, also won the under-17 girls’ title at the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games.
  • Harshada began weightlifting as a 12-year-old at the urging of her father, Sharad Garud, who was a state-level weightlifter himself.

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