On Monday, Harshada Sharad Garud grew to become India’s first weightlifter to win a gold medal on the IWF Junior World Championships in Heraklion, Greece.
Harshada claimed the gold medal with a complete effort of 153kg (70kg+83kg) within the girls’s 45kg class, opening India’s account on the opening day of the competitors.
The 70kg effort in snatch earned Harshada a top-of-the-podium end whereas she was second-best within the clear and jerk part, behind Turkey’s Bektas Cansu (85kg), who took residence the silver medal with an general effort of 150kg (65kg+85 kg).
Hincu Teodora-Luminita of Moldova bagged the bronze 149kg (67kg+82kg) within the non-Olympic class.
The opposite Indian within the discipline, Anjali Patel completed fifth general with a complete effort of 148kg (67kg+81kg).
Medals are awarded individually for snatch, clear and jerk, and whole raise in continental and World Championships. However, only one medal for whole raise is awarded within the Olympics.
Mirabai Chanu who gained a bronze in 2013 and final 12 months’s silver winner Achinta Sheuli are the opposite Indians who’ve gained medals on the junior world occasion beforehand.