Harshada Sharad wins India’s first-ever gold medal in Junior Weightlifting World Championships – Harshada Sharad Garud won India’s first gold medal with a total effort of 153kg (70kg+83kg) in the women’s 45kg weightlifting category at the IWF Junior World Championships in Greece.
- Followed by, Turkey’s Bektas Cansu (85kg) won the silver medal with an overall effort of 150kg (65kg+85 kg).
- Mirabai Chanu received a bronze in 2013 and Achinta Sheuli won a silver medal at the junior world event previously.
Who is Harshada Sharad Garud:
- Harshada Sharad Garud is the first Indian weightlifter who won a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championship 2022.
- She also won the under-17 girls’ title at the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games.
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