Akanksha Vyavahare sets national record in 40kg category of weightlifting

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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 has been 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.
  • Meanwhile, Tokyo 2020 Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu was present on the first day of the opening ceremony.
  • Mirabai had won a gold medal in the first leg of the Khelo India weightlifting tournament held in Himachal Pradesh earlier this year.

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