IWF Junior International Championships 2022: Meet Harshada Sharad Garud- India’s first weightlifter to win Gold

IWF Junion Weighlifting Championship: Harshada Sharad Garud has grow to be India’s first weightlifter to win a Gold Medal on the IWF Junior International Championships in Heraklion, Greece. The 18-year-old Harshada claimed the Gold Medal at IWF Junior International Championship 2022 with a complete effort of 153 kg (70kg + 82kg) within the girls’s 45 kg class. Her win additionally opened India’s account on day some of the festival.

The 2022 Junior Weightlifting Championships are being held in Heraklion, Greece from Might 2 to Might 10, 2022. Harshada Sharad Garud who was once extremely joyful together with her victory mentioned that she will’t comprehend what’s taking place and suffering to precise her happiness presently. She added that it is going to take a little time to sink in.

Who’s Harshada Sharad Garud?

Harshada Sharad Garud, who has grow to be the primary Indian weightlifter to win a Gold Medal at IWF Junior International Championship 2022, may be the winner of the 2020 Khelo India Early life Video games under-17 women’ name.

Harshada took up weightlifting six years in the past as a 12-year-old at the insistence of her father Sharad Garud, who was once himself a state-level weightlifter.

Harshada whilst speaking about her father mentioned despite the fact that she by no means noticed him in motion, she all the time heard his tales. Harshada by no means considered doing the rest.

Sooner than IWF Junior International Championship 2022, Harshada Sharad Garud along side the remainder of the Indian Contingent of the event skilled at Netaji Subhas Nationwide Institute of Sports activities (NIS), Patiala for a month.

There the kids getting ready for the Championship were given to satisfy and engage with senior weightlifters together with Mirabi Chanu, Olympic Silver Medallist.

Harshada Sharad Garud: Efficiency at IWF Junior International Championship 2022

At IWF Junior International Championship, Harshada controlled to drag off blank lifts in all her six makes an attempt. She was once the one one to succeed in the feat within the eight-lifter box which didn’t see the participation from China. The rustic bagged 8 medals together with 7 golds at Tokyo Olympics 2021.

In IWF Junior International Championship, the 70 kg effort in grasp earned Harshada a top-of-the podium end. She was once second-best on the blank and jerk segment in the back of Bektus Cansu of Turkey who took the house silver medal with an total effort of 150 kg (65 kg + 85 kg).

The opposite Indian within the event, Anjali Patel completed total with a complete effort of 148 kg (67 kg + 81 kg).

IWF Junior International Championship Medals

Medals on the IWF Junior International Championship are awarded one at a time for the grasp, blank, jerk, and the full raise within the continental and the International Championships. Only one medal-for general lift-is awarded within the Olympics.

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