Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, NOIDA:- Indian weightlifters achieved another feat on day one of the 2022 IWF Junior Men & Women World Weightlifting Championships at Heraklion, Greece on 2nd May 2022 by adding 2 more medals in its kitty. This has been the best performance of all time for Indian weightlifters by winning 3 medals on the opening day of Junior World Weightlifting Championships.
Gyaneshwari Yadav and V. Rithika both won 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in 49 kg weight category during 2022 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships.
Detailed results are as under:-
1. Gyaneshwari Yadav 73 kg + 83 kg = 156 kg
Silver Silver Silver
2. V. Rithika 69 kg + 81 kg = 150 kg
It is heartening to note that only 3 overall medals were won earlier by the Indian weightlifters in all Editions of Junior World Weightlifting Championships – Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Bronze), Jhilli Dalabehera (Bronze) and Achinta Sheuli (Silver). Whereas on the opening day of 2022 IWF Junior (Men & Women) World Weightlifting Championships, 3 medals were won by Indian weightlifters – 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. More medals will be expected in days to come.
I would like to congratulate all the weightlifters for putting a good show during 2022 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships at Heraklion and laud the efforts of Indian coaches who have trained the athletes in short span of time in the National camps.