Indian weightlifters Dhanush and Jyoshna won bronze medals at the IWF World Youth Championships

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IWF World Youth Championships in Durres, Albania.

Indian weightlifters Dhanush Loganathan and Jyoshna Sabar won bronze medals in their respective categories at the IWF World Youth Championships in Durres, Albania.

An Overview of the News

  • 14-year-old Jyoshna won bronze in the women's 40kg category with a combined lift of 115kg

  • 16-year-old Dhanush lifted 200 kg in the men's 49 kg category to beat Filipino weightlifter Prince K. Finished third behind Delos Santos and Aaron Boreas and also won the silver medal in the snatch category.

About IWF World Youth Championships:

  • The IWF World Youth Championships is an international weightlifting competition for athletes aged 13 to 17.

  • The competition is organised by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and takes place every year.

  • Participants compete in two lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk.

  • The competition is judged by a panel of referees who assess the technical proficiency of the lifts and determine winners based on the combination of the heaviest successful lifts in each category.

About International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

  • It is the international governing body for the sport of weightlifting, founded in 1905 and headquartered in Budapest, Hungary.

  • The organisation is responsible for organising and overseeing international weightlifting competitions, including the Olympic weightlifting events.

  • The IWF sets rules and regulations for weightlifting competitions, such as weight classes, equipment requirements, and anti-doping policies.

  • The IWF is a member of the International Olympic Committee and works closely with other international sports organisations to promote the sport of weightlifting and support its development around the world.

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