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Weightlifter Harshada Sharad Garud becomes Junior World Champion

Firstpost | 02/05/2022 07:23 PM | Click to read full article

Harshada Sharad Garud on Monday became India's first weightlifter to win a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships in Heraklion, Greece.

Harshada claimed the yellow metal with a total effort of 153kg (70kg+83kg) in the women's 45kg category, opening India's account on the opening day of the competition. The 70kg effort in snatch earned Harshada a top-of-the-podium finish while she was second-best in the clean and jerk section.