Harshada Sharad Garud first Indian to win gold medal at IWF Junior World Championships
In weightlifting, Harshada Sharad Garuda created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships in Heraklion, Greece.
She lifted 153 kg in the 45 kg weight category, including 70 kg in snatch and 83 kg in clean and jerk, and topped the podium.
Garuda surpassed eight contestants as India won a medal on the first day of competition.
Turkey's Bektas Kansu won the silver medal, while Teodora-Luminita Hinku of Moldova won the bronze.
Another Indian in the same weight category, Anjali Patel, finished fifth with a total effort of 148kg, which included 67kg in snatch and 81kg in clean and jerk.
Prior to Harshada, there are only two Indians to have won a medal at the IWF Junior World Championships.
Mirabai Chanu won the bronze medal in 2013 and Achinta Shuli won the silver medal last year.
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