Akanksha rewrites three records, wins gold in Khelo India National Ranking tournament

October 29, 2022, Modinagar

WeightliftingKhelo India National Ranking Tournament

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World youth silver medallist Akanksha Vyavahare rewrote three records on her way to win the youth women’s 40kg gold medal in the Khelo India National Ranking tournament in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday.

A 15-year-old from Maharashtra, Akanksha lifted 60kg in snatch and 71kg in clean and jerk to take the top honour with a total of 131kg.

The previous records of 59kg in snatch, 69kg in clean and jerk and 127 in total were made by Akanksha earlier this year.

Odisha’s Jyoshna Sabar (51kg, 67kg, 118kg) and Arunachal Pradesh’ Kaken Doyom (45kg, 60kg, 105kg) claimed the silver and bronze medals.

Komal Kohar (68kg, 89kg, 157kg) emerged as the champion in the senior women’s 45kg weight class. Sarika Shingare (64kg, 87kg, 151kg) and K.V.L. Pavani Kumari (67kg, 83kg, 150kg) bagged silver and bronze medals.

Pavani claimed the junior crown, while R. Bhavani (58kg, 77kg, 135kg) secured the youth gold medal in 45kg.

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