Harshada Sharad Garud

Eighteen years old Harshada Sharad Garud has become India’s first weightlifter to have won a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships that is being organized in Heraklion, Greece from 2nd to 10th May 2022.

In which category did she win the gold medal?

She has secured the gold medal in the women’s 45 kg category. She won the gold with a total effort of 153kg i.e. 70kg+83kg. Along with her Gyaneshwari Yadav and V Rithika have also won medals in the 49 kg category.

How many Indians have so far won medals at the Junior World Championships?

Till now only six Indians have won medals at the Junior World Championships for the country.

  • Mirabai Chanu (bronze) in 2013.
  • Jhilli Dalabehera (bronze) in 2018.
  • Achinta Sheuli (silver) in 2021.
  • Harshada Sharad Garud (gold) in 2022.
  • Gyaneshwari Yadav (silver) in 2022
  • V Rithika (bronze) in 2022

How many Indians are participating in this tournament?

In this tournament, India is being represented by an eight-member team. This team consists of 6 women and 2 men.

Which organization organizes the Junior World Championships?

The Junior World Championships is organized by the International Weightlifting Federation. The first tournament was held in the year 1975 in Marseille, France.

What do you know about International Weightlifting Federation?

This organization governs the Olympic weightlifting sports across the globe. It was founded in the year 1905 and its headquarter is located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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