Akanksha Vyavahare Creates National Record In 40Kg Weightlifting At Khelo India Tournament

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Maharashtra-based weightlifter Akanksha Vyavahare has created a new National Weightlifting Record in the 40kg weight category.

The weightlifter, also a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme, has created the NRs in all 3 scores – Snatch, Clean and Jerk and Total.

This was achieved on the opening day of the Khelo India National Ranking Women’s Weightlifting tournament Phase 2, being held in Ghaziabad, Noida. Akanksha bettered her existing Snatch national record, by lifting 60kg. She recorded 71kg in the Clean & Jerk, and in the process, registered a total lift of 131kg. She competed in the 40kg Youth Girls category.

Akanksha bettered her existing Snatch national record, by lifting 60kg. She recorded 71kg in the Clean & Jerk, and in the process, registered a total lift of 131kg. She competed in the 40kg Youth Girls category.

Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu was present during the opening ceremony earlier in the day. Speaking about the importance of the Khelo India women’s leagues, Mirabai said in an official statement, “The leagues are very important as many girls are coming across and representing different States and UTs of India. The exposure being provided will be very beneficial for all girls in the coming future.”

“This is a big platform, especially for the young generation and the new crop of weightlifters who have just started. Many of the girls are doing very well. This will show up in the coming years for India as to who will be doing the nation proud in weightlifting,” the National Games 2022 gold medalist added.

Credits: ANI

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