IWF World Youth Championships | India’s Preetismita Bhoi Wins Gold, Jyoshna Sabar Clinches Silver

Preetismita Bhoi, who won gold in the Women’s 40kg Clean & Jerk at the 2024 IWF World Youth Championships in Lima, poses with her medals

Lima (Peru), May 23: Indian weightlifter Preetismita Bhoi smashed the youth clean and jerk world record in the women’s 40kg category to win a gold medal at the IWF World Youth Championships here.

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The 15-year-old bettered the existing record of 75kg by 1kg here on May 22, 2024,
She lifted 57kg in snatch for a total effort of 133kg, finishing within 2kg of the youth world standard on total on the opening day of the competition It was a 1-2 finish for India as Jyoshna Sabar clinched the silver with a total effort of 125kg (56kg+69kg). Fatma Kolcak of Turkey finished third with a total lift of 120kg (55kg+65kg).
It was a good day for Indians at the competition as two more weightlifters finished on the podium.
Payal fetched a silver medal as she heaved a total of 147kg (65kg+82kg) in the women’s 45kg event.
She finished second behind Colombian Lawren Estrada 151kg (67kg+84kg), who claimed her second world title.
Babulal Hembrom was India’s fourth lifter to finish on the podium. He lifted 193kg (86kg+107kg) to bag the bronze in the men’s 49 kg event. (PTI)