Nationwide document holder Ann Mariya’s initiation to weightlifting was by chance as she developed a liking for the game whereas lifting weights in a gymnasium to shed extra physique fats.
“My mom wished me to drop extra pounds so requested me to begin going to a gymnasium. I used to be launched to weightlifting in that gymnasium and that’s how my journey began within the sport,” Mariya stated.
“Weightlifting is a really technical sport. If one doesn’t have good method then one will be unable to carry,” stated the lifter from Kerala, who’s participating within the upcoming Khelo India College Video games right here.
Mariya broke the nationwide document within the ladies’s +87kg class on the Nationwide Weightlifting Championship in Bhubaneswar in March with an combination of 231kg.
Her first medal additionally got here from powerlifting and never from weightlifting.
“I took half in powerlifting first. I gained a gold medal in my first powerlifting competitors, the place I represented my district – Thrissur.
“Then I took half in a state weightlifting competitors and I gained a silver. I maintain focussing on bettering my method with every apply session.”
She expressed her pleasure about participating within the Khelo India College Video games starting right here from April 24.
“KIUG is a really huge platform. I gained gold within the final KIUG in Bhubaneswar. It can assist the athletes to go up the ranks of their careers,” she stated in a launch.
She is upbeat about her probabilities of representing India on the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships later this 12 months.
“My greatest dream is to win a medal for India. I’ve been chosen to coach on the Indian camp in Patiala. I’ve obtained this chance after profitable the gold on the Nationwide Weightlifting Championship.
“The athletes are being educated for the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships there. I’ve a very good likelihood to signify India within the competitors and I really feel I’ve an opportunity to win a gold medal there as effectively,” stated Mariya, who will signify Mangalore College within the KIUG.